Overview

Mahakaleshwar temple at Ujjain is situated in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh. It is an important pilgrimage place for Hindus and every year thousands of people visit the Mahakaleshwar temple as it holds a significant importance. Ujjain also has one of the 12 Jyotirlingas (most sacred abodes of Shiva). It's also regarded as one of the top 10 Tantra temples of India, and has the only Bhasm-Aarti (ash ritual) of its kind in the world. It is the only city in India to have all three characteristics i.e. Kumbh, Saptapuriand and Jyotirlinga. Not even Kashi or Haridwar or any other religious place has all these three characteristics.

General Information

  • There are many modes of local transport available within the city like car, buses, and taxis at nominal rates.
  • The temple opens at 4AM in the morning for a special aarti known as Bhasma Aarti. The aarti is performed with sacred ash – Bhasma.
  • There are no specific fees for the aarti and all you need to do is to register your name for the aarti and the passes will be allotted to you. This allows you entrance at a VIP gate the next morning.
  • Abhishek is performed every day from 4AM to 5PM, but the temple is open till 11PM.
  • You can stand in stadium-like area designated for darshan and have a direct look at the lord

Visitor Information

  • Cameras, cell phones, and even leather wallets are not allowed inside the temple
  • Shoes and slippers are needed to be taken off before entering any place of worship. Keep shoulders and the lower part of the body covered while visiting temples.
  • Delicious food options are available in Ujjain along with Various Bhandaras that are administered by Mela authorities for hygiene and quality standards.
  • There will be many ATM’s in the area to facilitate the banking transactions.
  • Use of plastic bags is prohibited. So avoid using them
  • Beggary shouldn’t be encouraged by pilgrims as well as tourists
  • No pujan samagri should be thrown into the river for any reason whatsoever

Best Time to Visit

Ujjain comes in Malwa region so it is famous for its climate which permits normal activities all the year round. The hottest months are April to June with maximum temperature going to about 39-42 degrees and coolest months are from December to February, where temperature ranges from 5-8 degrees.

Maha Shivratri

Ujjain.

Maha Shivratri, When Lord Shiva got married to Parvati, that day started to celebrate as Maha Shivratri. As we know Ujjain is city of Lord Shiva, people celebrate this festival by fanfare.

Anushthan's Ganpati Atharvashish Anushthan/Sahastra Modak Anushthan

Ujjain.

This pooja is performed to get a worthy Bridesmaid (Var) and those people which not getting a girl for them. The details of the pooja are available at Mahakaleshwar temple.

Kalsarpa Shanti Pooja

Ujjain.

The Kalsarpa Yantra/Nagpash Yantra Puja is done in Ujjain and it reduces the ill effects of the Kalsarpa Yoga. It is performed on the banks of river Kshipra at Siddhavat and you are required to do booking for the same.

Maha Bhasm Aarti

Ujjain.

Lord Shiva killed the monster and applied his ashes on the body. From then the onwards, The ritual of Maha Bhasm Aarti got started in Mahakaleshwara. Bhasma Aarti ends before sunrise, Linga is adorned and after consecration is done by ashes. Devotees need to apply for Bhasma Aarti before one day. The Application has to submit before 12 pm. Every applicant has to show photo identity proof and pan card is not considered.Women need to wear Saree and Men need to Dhoti respectively during the Jalabhishek.

Maha-Mratunjaya Jaap

Ujjain.

Maha-Mratunjaya Jaap is done in Makhal Temple to get rid of all the sins.

Narayan Nagwali

Ujjain.

Narayan Nagwali is a three day ritual and is done to get rid of ancestral curse. This Pooja is only performed in Ujjain in India. The details of the pooja are available at Mahakaleshwar temple.

Kaliadeh Palace

Kaliadeh Mahal Road, Ujjain.

Kaliadeh Palace, is located on the bank of Khipra Tat. People believed that there was once a majestic Sun temple at this site. The Palace is separated by a small stretch of water which makes it look more elegant.

Nagarkot Ki Rani

Ujjain.

Nagarkot ki Rani, is ensconced by King Vikramaditya. The goddess is the guardian deity of ujjain since ancient time. This is located 2 km north-east of the railway station, Ujjain.

Kshipra Tat

Ujjain.

The Shipra, also known as the Kshipra, people specially go to see Kshipra Tat, even devotee take a holy dip in Kshipra. Many festivals are celebrated On the bank of Kshipra like Suryagrahan, Chandra Grahan, Somvati Amavasya, Vaishakh Purnima, Gangadushahara.

Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Mandir

Triveni Sangam, Indore Rd,

Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Mandir is dedicated to Navagraha - the nine major celestial planet of Hindu astronomy. It is situated Triveni Ghat, Shipra River in Ujjain.

Chintaman Ganesh Mandir

Temple, Ujjain.

Chintaman Ganesha temple situated at a distance of 7 km from Mahakaleshwar Temple. Chintaman means relieve tensions and Lord Ganesha blesses his devotee to start a new venture. Chintaman ghat situated on the left bank of River Kshipra. This ghat was evolved for the purpose of the devotees who come for Simhastha Maha Kumbh or the Holy Dip.

Gadkalika Temple

Bhairavgad Road, Ujjain.

Maa Gadkalika Temple is believed to worshipped by Kalidasa. Goddess Kali blessed him with a great skill. Gadkalika temple situates at a distance of 4km from Mahakaleshwar on Bhairav Garh road.

Harsiddhi Mandir and Ram Ghat

Harsiddhi Mandir, Jaisinghpura, Ujjain.

Harsiddhi Mandir is the place where Mata Sati's elbow fell down. The temple situates at a distance of 500 metres from Mahakaleshwar temple.The Shri Ram Ghat is the most ancient bathing ghat and is very popularly visited during the Kumbh Mela. This Ghat locates near the Harsiddhi Temple.

Kaal Bhairav Mandir

Behind Bhairav Ghad, Ujjain.

Skanda Purana says Kaal Bhairav is dearest of Mahakaleshwar. He took birth from the third eye of Lord Shiva. The Puja (worship) is done by Rajsik, Tamsik and Sadhvik three types. Kaal Bhairav Mandir situated on the bank of Shipra river.

Pitra Dosh

Ujjain.

Narayan Bali Pooja is performed on the banks of the river Kshipra in Ujjain. Nava Grah Shanti in Triveni temple is also done in Ujjain Madhya Pradesh.

Daily Nawaz

Hyderabad.

There are five daily prayers and each prayer has a beginning and end time.

Mangal Pooja (Bhat Pooja)

Ujjain.

Mangal puja is also performed in Ujjain where it increases the positive malefic effects of the planet & neutralizes its negative effect. It is performed at Mangalnath Temple.

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125, Mahakal Marg, Beside Mahakaleshwar Temple , Jaisinghpura, Ujjain.

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Unit No. G-01, Ground Floor, Ujjain Treasure Bazar , D9, Dhanvantari Chikitsa Yojna Kendra, Ujjain.

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72, Goyala Khurd, Ujjain.

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3/4, Subhash Marg, Ujjain.

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Nanakheda, Ring Road, Square, Ujjain.

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186 , Mahakal Road , Ujjain.

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