Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar reached the temple on his birthday. Son Aarav, sister Alka Hiranandani and niece Simar also visited Mahakal with him. Akshay’s family meditated at Nandi Hall at 2 am on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday. He also participated in Bhasma Aarti. The actor also prayed for the success of his upcoming movie ‘Mission Raniganj’. Cricketer Shikhar Dhawan also participated in the Bhasma Aarti. Badminton player Saina Nehwal also reached Mahakal temple later. She participated in Bhog Aarti.
Earlier, Akshay Kumar had come to Ujjain in October 2021 for the shooting of the film OMG-2. The shooting of the film lasted for a week in Ujjain. Today Mahakal was decorated as a king with hemp, dry fruits, sandalwood, jewelery and flowers. Sheshnag’s silver crown, silver mundamaal and Rudraksha rosary were offered. Actor said, there cannot be a bigger gift than this on birthday
Akshay Kumar and his son Aarav were seen in traditional costumes in Bhasma Aarti. Akshay was wearing dhoti-sola while Aarav was wearing white kurta-pajama. Everyone chanted Lord Shiva while sitting in Nandi Hall. Offered water to Mahakal through priest Ashish Sharma. Pandit Ashish Sharma told that Akshay Kumar took many information about Lord Mahakal. On his birthday, Akshay said that what could be a bigger gift than seeing Lord Mahakal in person.
Akshay Kumar said in a discussion with the media, ‘May our country continue to grow and may Baba’s blessings remain.’ Shikhar Dhawan said, ‘Thank God that he called us here.’ When Shikhar Dhawan was asked about the World Cup, Akshay Kumar said jokingly, ‘These are small things. Will win just like this. Progress is sought from Baba Mahakal and may the country progress a lot, Jai Mahakal.