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.
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.
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