Mahakaleshwar Mandir Ujjain

Introduction:

Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Ujjain is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located near a lake and has five levels, one of which is underground. The Shiva linga is worshipped and idolized all over India as it symbolises Shiva’s incarnate power on this earth. One of the main rituals performed in this temple is the Bhasm Arti that involves smearing the linga with hot ashes from the burning ghats (cremation grounds). Apart from the Mahakaleshwar Mandir, the other touirst places in the city are Mangalnaath, Harsidhhi (Durga Temple), Kaal Bhairav, Triveni (Nav Graha/ Shani), ISKCON Temple, Gadh Kalika, Sandipani Ashram and Chintaman Ganesh.

History:

The lingam at the Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Madhya Pradesh is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself), deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself. The temple was rebuilt by the Sindhias in the traditional Central Indian style after it was destroyed during Muslim invasions. Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Ujjain is definitely a masterpiece and an excellent work of art.

Description:

Mahakaleshwar Mandir, Ujjain is a five-storeyed structure at the south end of the city. Old statues and sculptures rest along the walls of the corridors in Mahakaleshwar Mandir in Ujjain in India, while ancient shrines lie ruined in the courtyard. The different storeys in the temple are ornamented and embellished with pierced balustrades and the balconies have richly decorated roofs that portray the Rajput style of architecture. The beautiful screens and pavilions in the temple are combined with marble colonnades that lead to the linga within the sanctuary.