Ujjain, MP, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and his kin performed the ‘abhishek’ ceremony on Tuesday at this ancient temple town’s world-renowned Mahakaleshwar shrine, official sources said.
Mr Nath reached Indore by plane from Chhindwara and then journeyed by helicopter to Narsingh Ghat in the vicinity of the Kshipra River behind the place of worship. He was welcomed by a large number of people.
The Chief Minister entered the temple precincts at about noon and was there for approximately 25 minutes. Priests chanted mantras within the Nandi Hall. The Nath family subsequently left for the state capital.
Devotees thronged the shrine as it is the first day of the year. They were allowed to view the presiding deity even during the time the Chief Minister was within the sanctum sanctorum offering prayers for Madhya Pradesh’s happiness and prosperity.