Mahakal Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlings of Lord Shiva in Hinduism and is very much there when it comes to the devotees of Mahakal. There is a special tradition in the worship of Mahakal Jyotirlinga and every day during the evening, There is Mangala Aarti in which Lord Shiva is anointed by bhasma.
There is also a belief that it is a pyre and has been questioning The Bhasma Aarti from time to time. You have questioned the entry of women in this aarti as to why women are allowed to join Aarti when they cannot see them and should be replaced by that number of men.
Yes, there is a form of Lord Shiva in which he is the Digambar and in this form Lord Shiva is only incinerated on his whole limb. At the same time, this form of Shiva is worshipped during Mangala Aarti, which is why women are allowed to enter the temple during Aarti but they have to live in a veil. That's where there's a story we tell you about it.
The legend of Shiv Purana - Lord Shiva lost his well-being after the body sacrifice of Goddess Sati. With the body of Goddess Sati, Lord Shiva began to make a noise. Lord Vishnu cut the body of Sati from the chakra to disenchant Shiva. In the disconnection of Sati, Shiva took the form of Aghad and Digambar and sat in the graveyard and put chitas bhasma on the whole body.
It is said that since then, Even the 'bhasma' has become the makeup of Shiva. Earlier, for mahakal aarti, the crematorium used to be used to consume chita. But now this tradition has changed. It is now used to make a 'Bhasma' made from cow dung, berry, peepal, amaltas, big and shami sticks.
It is believed that after the treta age, the Sat age, the copper age and the kaliyug, that is, the four ages, the destruction of this world is certain, in the end everything has to become ashes. According to the Shiv Purana, this is the essence of the ashes, that is, the ashes of the creation, everything has to be destroyed at the end. Therefore, Lord Shiva keeps putting a 'Bhasma' all over his body.