About Ujjain

One of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at the Mahakal is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself) deriving currents of power (shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.

The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshinamurti, facing the south. This is a unique feature upheld by tantric traditions to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 Jyotirlingas. The idol of Omkareshwar Shiva is consecrated in the sanctum above the Mahakal shrine. 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 idol of Nagchandreshwar on the third storey is open for darshan only on the day of Nagpanchmi. On the day of Mahashivaratri, a huge fair is held near the temple and worship goes on through the night.

Impressive Places of Ujjain

  • Mahakaleshwar Temple
  • Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir
  • Chintaman Ganesh Temple
  • Siddhavat
  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Vedh Sala (Observatory) - Jantar Mantar
  • Kal Bharav Temple
  • Iskcon Temple
  • Mangalnath Temple
  • Ram Ghat
  • Gopal Mandir