Indians are basically religious people and worship one or many gods and goddesses. Innumerable temples are the shrines of these gods and goddesses which are found all over India.
In the earlier days, when travelling was not that easy only a few could visit the temples for live darshan. These blessed people were considered very lucky. A travelling became easier and the modes of transport facilitated the journey, more and more devotees could avail live darshan of their favourite god or goddess.
Live Streaming Darshan at Temples :
Modern technology has made the dreams of many come true. All the temples have their own websites which offer the opportunity of online live darshan. Financially weak people, disabled devotees, very old and very sick people are unable to travel. The online live darshan of their choice of temple and idol has been made possible. YouTube and many such devotional channels and sites offer live darshan of the temples, aartis, special rituals and festival celebrations to devotees all across the globe.
The mobile phones have also facilitated live darshan of temples and idols. A devotee visiting a temple can record an instant video and send it to any of his relative or friend. Live darshan has been easy and affordable by the websites and the mobile phones. There are so many religious shrines, temples and ashrams in India that to visit all of them is quite impossible. But live darshan of all the holy deities is now possible. Thanks to the modern technology, every devotee can avail the live darshan of their god.
The complete devotion of the people has instilled firm beliefs in the Indians. They believe that live darshan of their god will disperse all their troubles and fulfill their wishes.
Lord Shiva is popularly known as Mahakal and the Jyotirlinge situated in Ujjain is known as Mahakaleshwar. Ujjain is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh and is well connected with all the main cities of Madhya Pradesh. The Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain is one of the most important pilgrimages of the Hindus.
The eminent, unique ‘Bhasma Aarti’ is a ritual which is performed only at this temple and huge multitude of devotees visit Ujjain for the live darshan of this explicit Aarti. Ash is collected from the funeral pyres and offered to the deity.
Shiva is the God of Death and welcomes this Bhasma Aarti. This Bhasma Aarti is the first morning Aarti performed daily.
Mahakaleshwar Temple In Ujjain:
There are two modes to view the live darshan. The free darshan entry is for those who do not want to pay and may have to wait in a queue. The VIP ticket enables a devotee to quicker live darshan. The VIP ticket holders have to wear traditional dhoti and saris. The VIP ticket can be accessed only between 12 noon to 2 p.m. 100 free darshan seekers are allowed at a time in the temple.
The temple has a popular, expedient site- www.mahakaleshwar.nic.in which provides all the imperative information and details of significant rituals and ceremonies. Abhishek which takes place daily from 4 am to 5 pm attracts the devotees and can be viewed online.
Cameras, leather belts and wallets, cell phones are prohibited in the temple premises. Information about the rituals can be accessed by email. The Email of Mahakaleshwar temple is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nagpanchami is an auspicious day and since Lord Shiva carries a snake around his neck, Nagpanchami is associated with Lord Shiva. Devotees throng this temple on the propitious day of Nagpanchami when the idol of Nagchandreshwar on the third level of the temple is open for live darshan.