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Visit Mahakal Temple

One of the twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the most famous and sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is the Mahakal Temple of Ujjain. Nestled aside Rudra Sagar Lake of Ujjain, the temple welcomes devotees from all sections of society to its holy abode. The Mahakal dominates the life of Ujjain and even amid busy daily routine, people ensure a visit to the temple and experience the unbreakable link between man and ancient Hindu traditions and practices.
 

One of the twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the most famous and sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is the Mahakal Temple of Ujjain. Nestled aside Rudra Sagar Lake of Ujjain, the temple welcomes devotees from all sections of society to its holy abode. The Mahakal dominates the life of Ujjain and even amid busy daily routine, people ensure a visit to the temple and experience the unbreakable link between man and ancient Hindu traditions and practices.

The 'shikhar' of the revered shrine adorned with soars sculptural attire soars in the sky creating an imposing facade against the city's skyline and raising primordial awe with its all pervading majesty. Out of the five levels of the temple, one is underground whose ways are lighted up by brass lamps. Interestingly, the Shiva Linga of this temple is believed to be the only Jyotirlinga that faces towards the south.

Devotees willing to to visit Mahalkal Temple should also note some interesting facts about it, like:

  • On every Monday of the month of "Sravan", the holy idol is taken out in a procession,
  • a grand fair is held near the temple on the day of Maha Shivratri, and
  • its history states that the temple complex was destroyed by Sultan Shas-ud-din Iltutmish during his reign over Ujjain.














 

Timing

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TIME SPENT

Around 30 Min.

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Pilgrim, Jyotirlinga
  • Altitude

    492 m
  • STD Code

    0734
  • Best Season

    Oct - Mar
  • State/Code

    Ujjain/456001
  • LANGUAGES

    Hindi, English
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