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Mahakaleshwar Temple , Ujjain

Significance

Significance


Mahakaleshwar Temple  is located in Ujjain ,Madhya Pradesh . This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one among 12 Jyotir Linga Temple.

Mahakaleshwar temple is one among 51 Shakthi peethas and also one among 18 Maha Shakthi Peethas . Here Sati devi Upper lips is fell here. Maa Durga is called as Avanti/Mahakali devi and Lord Shiva is called as Mahakaleshwar

The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshinamurti, which means that it is facing the south. This is a unique feature, upheld by the tantric shivnetratradition to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Mahakala is the Lord of time and Death. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at Mahakal is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself) deriving currents of power (shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.

The presiding deity of time, Shiva, in all his splendor, reigns eternally in the city of Ujjain. The temple of Mahakaleshwar, its shikhar soaring into the sky, an imposing fa?ade against the skyline, evokes primordial awe and reverence with its majesty.


About

About


Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling (Hindi:उज्जैन महाकालेश्वर ज्योतिर्लिंग, Sanskrit:उज्जैन Mahakaleshwar ज्योतिर्लिन्ग) is situated in the Mahakal forest in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, by the banks of the Kshipra river. The name Avanti or Avantika pleases Lord Shiva. It is considered as very holy and pure place.

The idol of Omkareshwar Mahadev is consecrated in the sanctum above the Mahakal shrine. The images of Ganesh, Parvati and Karttikeya are installed in the west, north and east of the sanctum sanctorum.

To the south is the image of Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The idol of Nagchandreshwar on the third storey is open for darshan only on the day of Nag Panchami.

Important Festival(s):

Uma Sanjhi Mahotsava pradosh, Shravan Mahotsava, NarakChaturdashi, Nagpanchami, Mahashivaratri , Harihar Milan

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


Do:

  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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