“A swarm of birds is doing Parikrama around Mahakal temple Ujjain every evening” say locals

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh – A unique view is being seen every evening around the famous Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain. Residents say that a huge flock of birds is ritualistically roaming around the temple. This scene is not only important from a religious point of view but has also become a special center of attraction for nature lovers. A video of this is also being seen on social media.

In the viral video, bird watcher Anurag Sajlani reveals some facts related to these birds. He said, “An amazing sight is seen here for about half an hour in the evening, a bunch of some birds doing Parikrama around the Mahakal temple. Many times we have studied, why these birds roam around the temple but till now we have not been able to reach any scientific conclusion. The name of this bird is Rosy Starling, similar in size to a myna”

This bird has migrated to Asia, it comes to our continent of Asia only for 4 months and it comes from Europe. This bird mainly eats insects and this Rosy Starling bird will always move in a group, never a single bird will be seen. There is a Sapt Sagar pond behind the Mahakaleshwar temple, inside which there are a lot of locusts and insects, from there they get food. And in the evening it roams around the temple for some time.

Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India. It is the main temple of Mahakaleshwar God, located in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh state. A beautiful description of this temple is found in the Puranas, Mahabharata, and the works of great poets like Kalidas. Local people believe that this flock of pink starling birds is a divine sign in itself and it is being seen as the grace of Mahakal God.

The viral video has been shared by Instagram handle Vishal Kundra. The video has received about 1 million views and more than 1 lakh likes. After watching the video, the viewers are quite surprised and are sharing various types of reactions expressing their views.

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