New Delhi, July 23: 'Mahakal bhasm aarti' is a spectacular event and it is a visual treat for devotees who watch their Lod being immersed and bathed with ashes all around the Linga.
This is performed at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar Temple, during early morning hours. The Bhasma Aarti of Mahakaal Temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is a treat to watch.
The visuals from 'Bhasma Aarti' on Naraka Chaturdashi, this morning was heart touching. Here are the dos and don'ts of the Jal aarti and Bhasma Arti of Mahakal temple.
Complete aarti is divided into 2 parts:
1. Jal Abhishek
2. Bhasma Aarti
Bhasma aarti is done after Jal Abhishek. Bhasma aarti timings are 4 AM to 5 AM. You need to be in line from 1 AM. Jal Abhishek starts around 3:15 AM and stays open only till 4:00 AM. After Jal Abhishek, people are moved to a huge hall so that they can watch bhasma aarti.
People who wish to attend only 'bhasma aarti', can wear any dress. There is no dress code for them.
People who wish to do 'Jal Abhishek' need to follow a strict dress code. Men have to wear dhoti and women have to wear saree. Dhotis should not be readymade.
Carry empty 'lota', you can get water near 'garbgrah'.