Ujjain City of Temples

Ujjain – City of Mahakal | Temples and Sightseeing

Ujjain is a major religious city of Madhya Pradesh situated on the banks of Kshipra river in India. It is an ancient city with historical background. Ujjain was the capital of his kingdom during the reign of Maharaja Vikramaditya. Ujjain has a legend that in the hoary past, the godlike King Shiva of Avanti commemorated his victory over the demon- ruler of Tripura or Tripuri on the banks of the Narmada by changing the name of his capital, Avantipura, to Ujjayni (one who conquers with pride).

It is also called the city of Kalidas. The ‘Simhastha Kumbh’ fair is organized in Ujjain after every 12 years. ‘Mahakaleshwar’, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is in this city. It is 55 km from the famous city of Madhya Pradesh, Indore. Is at a distance of. Other ancient popular names of Ujjain are ‘Avantika’, ‘Ujjayani’, ‘Kanakashranga’ etc. Ujjain is a city of temples. There are many pilgrimage places worth visiting in Ujjain which are as follows:

Mahakaleshwar Tample

Mahakaleshwer Jyotirlingam Ujjan

This is one of the twelve jyotirlinga present in India . This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visitors will be surely thrilled from its architecture to its spiritual vibes . It is an ancient temple that holds a very sanctified position in the hearts of the devotees . People travel from across the country from common people to famous celebrities, politicians etc. Which makes it is one of the most popular tourist places . Bhasma Aarti is a daily ritual that one must not miss which happens every morning …. Read more >>



The most iconic thing about the temple is the massive artistic sculpture of Ganesha – The lord of wisdom and prosperity The ganesh idol at this mandir is about 18 feet high and 10 feet wide and the trunk of lord ganesh in this statue is clockwise. This is a trident and swastik on the head of the statue . A ladoo I pressed into the trunk rotating to the right Lord ganesh has huge ears , a garland around the neck.

It is located near the mahakaleshwar temple and 2.5 km from ujjain junction.

This is daily considered auspicious by the local people & thousands of devotees coming from far off places to get a glipse of Lord ganesha as it is believed that the wish made in front of this deity is fulfilled in no time . One can learn sanskrit and astrology with in the temple.



This temple is dedicated to goddess Parvati, This is one of the 51 shaktipeeths of Mata sati according to the legend . When goddess Parvati had gone into the sacrificed fire , lord Shiva carried her body and her elbow has fell here and thus the temple came into existence The main deity is colored with dark vermillion color in the centre of a very large temple complex.

The temple architecture has some maratha influences. The sri Yantra, the symbol of power or Shakti is also enshrined in the temple . The two pillars adorned with lamps here are special features of maratha art . These lamps lit during navratri present a glorious spectacle.

The 9 day navratri festival is the major festival celebrated and it is decorated with flowers and lights. It is 2.5 km from ujjain junction.


Bhairav is a fierce manifestation of lord Shiva , & kal Bhairav is the most prestigious among the eight Bhairavas . It is said to be related with the tantra culture, a secret religious sect who thrived upon black magic . These is a shivalinga in this temple which during mahashivratri attracts thousands of visitors of this religious site.


Shaktipeeth Shri Gadhkalika Mata Temple Ujjain

This is an ancient temple shrine dedicated to goddess kali that dates back to the period of mahabharat war. However the idol of goddess kalika is said to be of the Era of satyuga.

The temple is one of the eighteen Shakti peethas where the upper lip of goddess sati fell here . It has a tremendous religious significance, especially among students as it is believed to be the place where kalidas worshipped maa gadkalika and gained knowledge.

The legends poet kalidas was originally uneducated but with his great devotion to the goddess kalika, he acquired unparalleled literary skills . The walls of the temples are carved with lovely curvature of various gods & holy signs . Navratri is the major festival celebrated here with much favor that draws thousands of devotees. It is just at a distance of 5 km from ujjain junction.



Mangalnath is regarded as the birth place of mars according to the Matsya purana Mahadev or Shiva is the deity which is worshipped in the temple of mangalnath . This temple is famous for all the solutions of the problem which is created by the 7th house of your horoscope i.e. Mangal garha.

This temple is the birth place of Mangal or Mars.  The legend states that planet mars was born at this place out of lord Shivas perspiration which fell on earth when he was fighting a fierce battle with a powerful evil force . Since his son took birth during a moment of fierceness and rage , he was born with red hue. Hence , the temple got its name Mangal Nath from the sanskrit name of planet mars, mangal.

This temple is considered a parihara temple where people suffering from “Mangaldosh” and “Riyadosh” in their horoscope are treated with the help of various poojas.


This is the biggest temple of lord ganesha in ujjain . It is built across kshipra river on the fatehabad railway line , & is located about 7km far south westerly to the ujjain town. It is located in the middle of the town’s market . The lord is known as chintaharan which literally means remover of all the worries and tensions. The finely carved stone pillars in the assembly hall and the white shrine define the age old sanctity of the temple.

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