In the wake of Coronavirus pandemic, devotees from outside Madhya Pradesh (MP) will not be allowed to enter the Mahakal temple campus. The management committee of the temple has taken this decision due to fear that infection might spread if devotees from outside the state are allowed, said temple administrator Sujan Singh Rawat.
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, while talking to media, Sujan Singh Rawat said, "Amid the rising number of cases in Madhya Pradesh, a decision has been taken to ban the entry of devotees coming from other states from Monday (July 20)."
"Nowadays, 8,000 devotees are being given entry inside the temple every day through the online booking system," he said.
Rawat said that for outside devotees, daily online darshan is available on the official website Mahakal Temple.
'Mahakal' temple is one of the 12 "jyotirlingas" of Lord Shiva which attracts lakhs of devotees every year. The temple is located in the Ujjain, ancient city of MP State. The temple is situated on the side of the holy river Kshipra.