MP: 11-day 'yagna' against COVID-19 begins at Ujjain temple

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Ujjain, Apr 9 (PTI) An 11-day 'yagna' (ritual fire) against coronavirus began at the famous Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh on Friday morning.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

'Seventy-seven Hindu priests took part in the yagna,' temple's assistant administrator and public relations officer R K Tiwari told PTI over phone.

The Shree Mahakal Temple Management Committee has organised the yagna with an aim to cast out COVID-19, for public good and healthy environment, he said.

'It will go on during the day time and all the coronavirus-related guidelines will be followed,' he said.

Temple administrator and additional collector Narendra Suryavanshi was present when the yagna began. PTI LAL NP NP