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Mahakaal Bhasm Aarti


The Mahakaal Bhasm Aarti is a sacred ritual that takes place at the Mahakaleshwar Temple (one of the 12 Jyotirlings) in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This divine ceremony holds immense significance in Hindu mythology and attracts devotees from all over the world. The Mahakaal Bhasm Aarti is performed during the early hours of dawn, usually around 4:00 a.m., in the innermost sanctum of the temple. It is a unique and powerful ritual where sacred ash, known as Bhasm, is used as an offering to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped as Mahakaleshwar, the presiding deity of the temple. Bhasma Aarti is carried out by the Naga Sadhu, amid chanting of Mantras.

The ceremony begins with the chanting of Vedic hymns and prayers by the temple priests. The atmosphere is filled with the resonating sound of bells, conch shells, and devotional songs dedicated to Lord Shiva. As the rituals progress, the main highlight of the Mahakaal Bhasm Aarti takes place.

In this ritual, the holy ash, which is considered extremely auspicious and symbolizes purity and liberation, is applied to the Shiva Lingam, the sacred representation of Lord Shiva. The priests carefully and meticulously adorn the Shiva Lingam with the Bhasm, offering it as a gesture of reverence and devotion. The fragrance of incense and the mesmerizing sight of the illuminated temple create a truly enchanting atmosphere.

The Mahakaal Bhasm Aarti is not only a religious ritual but also a spiritual experience for the devotees. It is believed that witnessing and participating in this sacred ceremony brings blessings, purification, and liberation from the cycle of birth and death. The devotion, devotion, and energy of the devotees during the Bhasm Aarti create an aura of divine bliss and leave a lasting impact on those who witness it.

Attending the Mahakaal Bhasm Aarti at the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain is an experience that words can hardly capture. It is a spiritual journey that takes devotees into the realm of divinity, leaving an indelible mark on their hearts and souls.

    Activity Policy detail

    Ticket can be booked online 30 days in advance with this site : https://shrimahakaleshwar.com/bhasmarti

    Bhasmarti booking online is allowed between 8 AM to 9 PM

    Ticket allotment is based on First Cum First Serve basis.

    Devotees need to appear in Traditional dress only

    Devotees are requested to carry photo ID proof along with the printout of the ticket at the time of reporting.

    Maha Shivratri and the month of ‘Savan’ are the busiest time for the time, a lot of rush is expected

    Cancellation Policy detail

    Once booked, Cannot be cancelled/ Refunded/ Transferred

    Terms And Conditions

    Requirements to book Bhasma Aarti Tickets online :

    Upto 4 tickets in one transaction

    Scanned Copies of Passport Size photo & applicable Govt ID proof (Temple accepts Aadhar UID, Driving License, Passport for NRI & Foreigners, Voter ID card as proof for Ticket booking)

    Mobile number of 1 person and Communication Address.

    While applying in online, one must mention the devotee relationship