On the occasion of this pious Parva lakhs of pilgrims from India and
abroad take bath here and exhibit
their religious faith. The most
peculiar feature is the procession
of the seers and sages moving
towards the Sipra for the holy dip. These religious
leaders stay in Ujjain during
the whole Simhastha period and take bath on specific
bath-days with freat faith and
enthusiasm with their sectorial
During the Simhastha
Parva every pilgrim
after taking the bath visits the
temple and humbly bows down before
the Lord. The sight of the temple
is very enchanting and rarely
seen on that occasion. The law
and order situations are well-planned
and very alert then. The whole
atmosphere echoes with the Jaya
to the Lord) Mahakalesvara.
(Lord Mahakala is the creator
of all beings and the Universe.
He rests in the subtle hearts
of the deeply mediating seers.
He is decorated with Somalekha,
Kapala (skull) and the mahi-valaya
(girdle of serpent). His glory
has been sung by the resident
of Avantika throughout the ages.
The people at large surrender
Him all their virtues and vices
in order to attain the deliverance.)