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Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple


Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Ujjain Is One of the Most Famous Hindu Temples That Is Dedicated to Lord Shiva. In Fact, It Is One of the Twelve Jyotirlingas, Which Are Supposed to Be the Most Sacred Abodes of Shiva. Located in Ujjain, the Temple Is Situated on the Side of the Rudra Sagar Lake With the Presiding Deity of Shiva in the Lingam Form Also Known as Swayambhu. The Idol of Mahakaleshwar Is Known to Be Dakshinamurti, Which Means That It Is Facing the South, Which Is a Unique Feature Among the 12 Jyotirlingas. 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.shri Mahakaleshwar Is the Most Important Temple in Ujjain City and Is Also Famous for Its Bhasm Aarti.

Kal Bhairav Temple


The Kalbhairava Temple Ujjain is believed to be associated with the cult of Tantra of Hinduism. Therefore, many sadhus with ash-smudged bodies and long matted hair can be spotted around this temple on regular basis. In this temple, a Shivalinga is enshrined under a banyan tree inside the fringe of the temple opposite Nandi the Bull. According to legends, the bull was given to Shiva and Parvati as a wedding present from King Daksha, the father of Goddess Parvati. The temple comes to life especially on the festival of Mahashivratri when devotees congregate in great numbers.

Vedha Shala


It is said that great works on astronomy such as the Surya Siddhanta and the Panch Siddhanta were written in Ujjain. Also, according to Indian astronomers, the Tropic of Cancer passes through Ujjain and it is also the first meridian of longitude of the Hindu geographers. It is also said that at about the 4th century BC, Ujjain enjoyed the reputation of being India’s Greenwich. Vedh Shala or the observatory extant today in Ujjain was built by Raja Jai Singh (1686-1743), who was a great scholar and translated the works of Ptolemy and Euclid into Sanskrit from Arabic. Of the many observatories built by him at Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi, Mathura, the one at Ujjain is still in use actively. Astronomical studies are conducted through the Department of Education and the ephemeris is published annually. There are a small planetarium and a telescope to observe Moon, Mars, Jupiter and their satellites. The observatory is also used for weather forecasts as well.

Kaliadeh Palace


The historical palace is situated at a distance of 8 km from the town on an island in Shipra river. The palace was built by Mandu Rulers in the year 1458. Kaliadeh Palace was built in Persian style of architecture. The palace took the brunt of time and a huge portion of the palace collapsed. It was then mended by Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia I in 1920. The palace is set in the very calm environment that further adds to the surrounding natural beauty.

Chintaman Ganesh Temple


Situated on the bank of River Shipra on the Fatehabad railway line, Chintaman Ganesh Temple is one of the most visited places in Ujjain.The Ganesh idol enshrined here is supposed to be Swayambhu (born of itself). It is an ancient temple that has been done artistically. Worshippers throng to this temple because the deity here is traditionally known as Chintaharan Ganesh meaning “the assurer of freedom from worldly anxieties”.

Bade GaneshJi Ka Mandir


Situated Near the Tank of the Mahakaleshwar Temple, Shree Bada Ganesh Mandir Ujjain Is Known for Its Colossal Statue of the Elephant-headed God. The Head of the Deity Signifies Wisdom, Discretion, and Foresight That Hindus Attribute to Divinity.in the Center of the Temple Is an Exceptional Statue of Lord Hanuman. What Makes This Deity So Unique Is the Fact That Hanuman Is Depicted Here With Five Faces, Which Symbolizes Courage, Loyalty, Devotion, Strength, and Righteousness. An Important Center for Learning, the Temple Is a Place to Attain Knowledge in the Field of Astrology and Sanskrit.

Ram Ghat


Ram Ghat Is Located Near the Harsiddhi Temple in Ujjain Is Amongst the Most Popular Places to See in Ujjain. The Ghat Serves as the Venue for the Kumbh Mela That Is Held in Every 12 Years. On a Regular Day, Devotees Take a Dip in the Water Here and Perform Their Daily Rites. It Is Believed That Those People Who Take a Holy Dip in Ram Mandir Ghat Will Attain Salvation. Apart From Its Religious Significance, Ram Mandir Ghat Is a Good Place for a Leisurely Walk Especially in the Early Morning and at Sunset.

Harsiddhi Temple


Harsiddhi Mata Temple Ujjain Is One of the Shaktipeethas. It Is Believed That Goddess Parvati`s Elbow Fell Here in Ujjain at This Temple’s Site. The Temple Has Two Unique Pine-shaped Iron Lamp Stands That Loom to a Height of 15 Feet. The Red Temple, an Ancient Hindu Structure Beyond the Lamp Stands Symbolizing the Potency of Durga, Is Peculiar to the Maratha Art of Architecture.yet Another Special Feature of Harsiddhi Temple Is the Sri Yantra or Nine Triangles That Represent Nine Names of Durga. A Yantra Is Symbolic of the Cosmos and Is Used for Meditation. Each Division of a Yantra Is Figurative of Shakti. Also Enshrined in the Temple Are the Dark Vermilion Image of Annapurna, the Goddess of Nourishment, Seated Next to Mahasaraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom and Knowledge.

Gomti Kund


Gomti Kund Is Considered to Be the Place Where Lord Krishna Summoned the Holy Rivers From All the Pilgrim Centres So That His Old Guru Can Peacefully Do All the Rituals. Gomti Kund Ujjain Is a Steeped Water Tank, Which Situated Near the Sandipani Ashram. This Ashram Bears References in the Vedas and Puranas and When It Was Excavated, It Revealed 3,000 Years Old Painted Artifacts Marking It as a Significant Place of Ancient Days. Remnants of Excavation Show a Close Resemblance to the Articles Found in Hastinapura, Indraprastha, Mathura, and Kausambi. One Of the Oldest Holy Spot, Gomati Kund Is the Perennial Source of Water Supply to the Ashram.

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