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Shree Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti

The only Jyotirling, where the Bhasma Arti is performed

bhasma-aartiA daily ritual of Shri Mahakaleshwar.

The Bhasma Aarti (offering of ashes) is a mandatory ritual offered to Lord Mahakaleshwar daily at 4 AM. This two hour long pooja is performed using burning cow dung cakes (upale). During Aarti, chanting of mantras, sounds and vibrations within make it a very powerful aarti once in a life time experience. Among 12 jyothirlingas, this jyothirlinga is the only jyothirling where bhasma aarti is performed.

During the bhasma aarti no one is allowed to enter into garbhagriha. Devotees will be allowed to nandi hall and barricades behind nandi hall for participating in the bhasma aarti. Nandi hall which is situated outside the sanctum santorumm, accommodates 100 people where as 500 devotees could sit near barricades behind the nandi hall.

To know about bhasma aarti online registration guideline please click here.


Please remember these when attending Bhasmarti

Minimum Requirements for Bhasma Aarti Online Booking:

A valid email id of applicant.

Scanned photos of all devotees in the format of jpg/jpeg only.

Scanned proof of identity of all devotees (Aadhar Card, Bank Passbook, Driving License, Office ID, PAN Card, Valid Passport or Voter Identity Card).

Instructions before applying online Bhasmarti Booking:

Bhasmarti shall be booked in advance of maximum 30 days only.

Online Bhasmarti booking is allowed between 8 AM to 9 PM Daily.

A maximum of 4 devotees including applicant will be allowed per one online bhasmarti booking ticket.

In case of children identity proof of parent is allowed.

If any devotee does not have any type of photo identity & proof of identity, specify his/her relation with applicant (ticket will be issued in the name of applicant).

If applicant wants to participate in bhasmarti, his/her name and details should be entered.

Click here to register yourself online for bhasma aarti tickets.


The online booking procedure for Bhasmarti is free and simple. The details are as follow:

Step1: Click HERE or go to

Step2: Click on bhasma aarti booking link.

Step3: Click on the date on which you want to visit temple.

Step4: Enter the applicant’s name, mobile number, email address and resident address after that please upload the scanned photo and identity proof. Select photo ID proof which you are submitting and enter the photo ID number.

Step5: Enter the other devotees details with uploading their scanned photo & proof of Identity.

Step6: Select permission name(Nandi Hall/Barricades) and the click on check availability.

Step7: If it is available then please enter captcha(code from the image) and click on submit.

Step8: If quota is available then a message will be displayed as “Booking Successfully!! Download of Printer Receipt” on the screen. Click on the message to download the receipt. Devotees would be intimated through SMS.

  • List of confirmed Applicants will be displayed in Temple Website at 7PM, one day before the day of Bhasmarti.
  • Entry for Bhasmarti will be denied after 5:00am
  • Confirmed Devotees should bring Original ID Proof along with Online Booking Receipt.
  • A Bhasma Aarti Counter is available near front gate of the temple. Devotees shall drop their applications at this counter for which a computerized receipt would be given to them.

Bhasmarti (online or counter) booking is totally a free of cost service. No charge or fee is taken for bhasma aarti booking.

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