Mahakaleshwar Temple stampede video

Mahakaleshwar Temple stampede video
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Stampede-like state of affairs at Ujjain’s Mahakaleshwar Temple

Several devotees have been injured after Mahakaleshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain witnessed a large rush of devotees on Monday. The stampede-like state of affairs on the temple was reported on the primary day of the holy month of Shravan. According to a press release by an official, regardless of COVID-19 restrictions, devotees rushed contained in the temple premises to supply prayers, which led to one of many barricade gates getting broken.

“At around 8:30 am, a large number of people tried to enter for darshan and in the process broke the barricade at gate number four of the temple complex. After the barricade broke, several people tried to run towards the main deity but thankfully there was no untoward incident,” the temple’s assistant administrator Moolchand Joonwal stated. 

“Due to it being the primary Monday of the holy month of Shravan, individuals have been allowed to face in queues for darshan other than pre-booking.

However, the group that turned up was a lot bigger than what we anticipated,” he stated.

A video of the incident went viral on social media.

Eyewitnesses stated social distancing and different COVID-19 norms have been violated as individuals queued up outdoors the temple.

Various media experiences additionally stated the group turned violent following visits by some VIPs, together with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

The Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain reopened for devotees on June 28 this 12 months after a niche of 80 days. The temple was shut for public on April 9. It needed to be closed for the second time throughout the pandemic that broke out final 12 months.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva and is among the twelve Jyotirlingams, shrines which are stated to be essentially the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is positioned within the historical metropolis of Ujjain within the state of Madhya Pradesh. 

The temple is located on the aspect of the holy river Shipra. 

The presiding deity, Lord Shiva within the lingam kind is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of energy (Shakti) from inside itself as in opposition to the opposite pictures and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.

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