SC ‘no’ to interfere with rituals in Ujjain’s Mahakal temple

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 May 2018 08:46:58



Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with the rituals being observed at the historic Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain while dealing with the issue of protecting the ‘Jyotirlingam’ at the ancient temple.

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalilt, in its order, said that it has neither interfered in the merit nor the religious ceremony of the temple in Madhya Pradesh. The bench said that it has incorporated all suggestions given by parties and the resolution passed by the temple management committee has to be implemented. The temple, in its resolution, has permitted devotees to use a fixed amount of water measuring 500 ml in a small pot per person for ‘Jalabhishek’.

As per the resolution, water for ‘Jalabhishek’ should be taken from the Reverse Osmosis (RO) machine installed during the religious congregation of Simhastha in 2016, for which a connection was to be provided near the sanctum sanctorum. The bench on Wednesday warned that its order should not be misinterpreted or misreported by the media.

The apex court has been dealing with the issue of protecting the ‘Jyotirlingam’, a devotional representation of Lord Shiva at Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.