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13 priests injured in fire in ‘garba griha’ of Mahakal Temple in MP’s Ujjain

Thirteen priests were injured in a fire during 'bhasma aarti' at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain. The blaze occurred in the sanctum sanctorum, leading to burn injuries. The injured priests are being treated at a local hospital. A magisterial probe has been initiated. The fire started while 'gulal' was being used in a religious ceremony.

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Thirteen priests were injured in a fire that broke out in the Mahakal Temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Monday during ‘bhasma aarti’, an official said.

The blaze took place in the ‘garba griha’ (sanctum sanctorum) of the temple, Ujjain Collector Neeraj Kumar Singh said.

”Thirteen priests suffered burn injuries and are being treated in the district hospital here. A magisterial probe has been ordered,” Singh added.

Eyewitnesses said the fire broke out while ‘gulal’ (coloured powder used during rituals ands Holi) was being thrown as part of a religious ceremony.

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