Earlier, after a petition was filed by petitioner Sarika Guru of Ujjain, the Supreme Court had sent teams from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to investigate the erosion.
The committee, comprising officials of Archaeological Survey of India and Geological Survey of India, visited the temple on September 7 at the Supreme Court’s direction to look into whether the Shivling has shrunk.
Chandrawat: "We sent 2000 to the graveyard". It's been over 24 hours since the RSS leader made the disconcerting claim regarding the Muslim deaths in the Godhra riots. Chandrawat however, hasn't been arrested, yet.
Ujjain is fully geared up to host the mela, during which over five crore people, including seers, are expected to visit the city, with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan saying it will be a "Green Simhastha".
Classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj will perform on the inaugural day on Saturday at the festival which will witness classical and light music, folk dances, kavi sammelan, plays, rangoli, art workshops, among other events.