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Fire at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar temple on Holi leaves 13 priests injured

Written by  Annesha Barua -- March 25th 2024 09:24 AM
Fire at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar temple on Holi leaves 13 priests injured

Fire at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar temple on Holi leaves 13 priests injured

PTC News Desk: Tragedy struck on the auspicious occasion of Holi as a fire broke out at the revered Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. The incident occurred during the sacred bhasma aarti ceremony inside the temple's sanctum sanctorum, leading to injuries to at least 13 priests.

The District Collector, Neeraj Singh, confirmed the unfortunate event, stating that the fire erupted during the bhasma aarti ritual within the 'garbhagriha' of the temple. Immediate medical assistance was provided to the injured priests, who were promptly transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.


Fortunately, there have been no reported casualties thus far, though the injured priests continue to receive medical attention. The cause of the fire and the extent of damage to the temple premises are currently under investigation.

The incident casts a somber shadow over the festive celebrations of Holi, underscoring the need for stringent safety measures, especially during religious ceremonies of such significance.

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