Mahakal Ujjain

The Real Story Of Mahakal Temple Ujjain Madhya Pradesh

May 26, 2020

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingas is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, Shrine which are said to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. It is located in the side of holy river Kshipra. Primarily deity of the Lord Shiva in the lingam from is believed to be Swayambhu. As vadic time according to Shiva Purana, Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu once had an argument over who was supreme in the creation. The test them, Shiva pierced the three world as an endless pillar of light, the Jyotirlingas, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma decide to travel along the pillar downward and upwards respectively, to find the end of light. Brahma lied that he had found the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed Brahma that he would have no place in ceremonies while Vishnu would be worshipped till the end of eternity. The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be Dakshinamukhi and Mahakal, which means that it is facing the south. This is a unique features, upheld by the tantric shivnetra tradition to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the twelve Jyotirlingas. The image of Ganesh, Parvati and Karttikeya are installed in the west, north and east of the sanctums sanctorm. To the south is the image of Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva. The idol of Nagchandreshwar on the third story is open for darshan only one the day of Nag-panchmi. The temple has constructed in five level, one of which is underground. The temple itself situated in a spacious courtyard surrounded by massive walls near a lake. On the day of Maha Shivaratri a huge fair is held near the temple and worship goes on through the right. The Mahakaleshwar temple as a Sakti Peeth, Shakti peethas are shrines that are believed to have enshrined with the presence of Shakti due to the falling of body parts of the corpse of Sati, Devi, when Lord Shiva carried it. 51 Shakti Peethas has shrines for Shakti and Kalbhairava. Considered no less then a Hindu pilgrimage, the Bhasma-Arti of Mahakaleshwar temple is hugely popular amongst the devotees. The present structure was built by the Martha general Ranoji Shinde in 1734. This Jyotirlingas is famous for its Bhasma Arti, meaning aarti with ash. The aarti is one of the first rituals performed at around 4 am to wake up the deity after Jal Abhishek. The main temple complex is a three storyed structure with the Lingas of Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar and Nagchandreshwar. One can also find a kunda named Koti Teertha inside the temple complex. The Gumbaj of temple has intricate and beautiful carvings and it adds to the majestic beauty and enhances it’s divinity.“If you want visit Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingas  our company  provides complete Tour  Package, book online from our site and gets instant discount”.

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