Order of the Supreme Court regarding preservation of Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, 01/09/2020
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sarika Vs Administrator, Mahakaleshwar Mandir Committee, Ujjain & Others dated 01/09/2020.
The SC passed a slew of direction after taking into account the report submitted by the Experts Committee on January 19, 2019, the report of the Temple Committee as well as project report prepared by the Ujjain Smart City Ltd.
The apex court directed the Expert Committee to visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple and submit a report by December 15, 2020 - as to the steps to be taken to prevent deterioration of Shivlinga and the steps to be taken to preserve the temple structure, including Chandranageshwar Temple.
To preserve the Shivalingam, the SC said that no devotee should rub the Shivalingam. The Temple Committee must ensure that the pH value of bhasma during the 'Bhasma Aarti' is improved and Shivalingam is preserved from further deterioration and to implement the best methodology to prevent further damage to the Lingam. The Temple Committee should ensure that weight of Mund Mala and Serpakarnahas is further reduced to preserve the Shivalingam from mechanical abrasion.