Introduction to Ujjain :
Ujjain also known as Ujjaini has a number of Tourist Attractions. It is the abode of one of the twelve shrines of Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva and therefore regarded as a sacred city of the Hindus. Once in twelve years Kumbha Mela is held here.
This is one of the most ancient carnivals that is celebrated by the Hindus from time immeasurable. Since Ujjain had also been the administrative district, it has a number of Tourist Attractions.
History of Ujjain:
On the banks of the Kshipra River, stands an elegant city which glorifies the Mauryan age of India. Asoka had been the King of Ujjain; his memories are sharply linked in every nook and corner of the city of Ujjain.
Asoka had been a great king, always trying to expand his empire beyond its present boundaries. But afterwards, the sight of thousands of dead bodies at the Kalinga War changed his mind and he embraced Buddhism that preaches the doctrine of Universal Love.
He became more interested on the welfare of his subjects and tried to extend his love across the boundaries of his empire. That is why, he sent ambassadors to China and other distant places. Today Buddhism has been embraced by so many; Asoka is behind the expansion of this religion.
At Ujjain, Chandragupta II who adopted the title Vikramaditya reigned here. He had nine talents in his court and he used to call them Navaratna, or nine gems. The
Number-System including zero and the negative numbers emerged here from the court of the King Chandragupta-II. The city of Ujjain was attacked by Iltutmish later. But still the glory of the city continues to attract tourist from distant places.
Description of the main places of Tourist Attraction :
Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir: This is located near the reservoir of the Mahakaleshwar Temple. It consists of a sculptured image of Lord Ganesh.
Harsiddhi Temple: This consists of an image of Goddess Annapurna, who is supposed to be the fulfiller of all human wishes. Therefore it is also known as the Harisiddhi, where Hari in Hindi means Lord Vishnu and Siddhi in Hindi means Success.
Vikram Kirti Mandir: This is an archeological Museum and an Art Gallery. It is actually a Cultural Centre. It is reminiscent of Vikramaditya who is supposed to be the finest judge in the world.
Chintaman Ganesh: It is told that the image of Lord Ganesha in the antique temple Chintamani Ganesh has been created by the Lord Himself and is not man made.
Bhartrihari Caves: The renowned scholar poet Bhratrihari used to meditate and live in these caves. It is near the river Kshipra.
Kaliadeh Palace: This is also one of the famous temples of Ujjain.
Kal Bhairava: Kal Bhairava refers to Lord Shiva. The temple has been constructed in an antique style much like the elaborate Malwa Paintings.
Durgadas Ki Chhatri: This is the dome built where Durgadas died. It is like a tomb, and is now a major tourist attraction at Ujjain.
How to Reach the City of Ujjain:
Ujjain is linked to all the major cities in India. So, you can come from Delhi, Mumbai or even Kolkata by train to Ujjain. Moreover, one can also avail the flight services of Indore airport, which is the nearest city. Then private buses and cars are available in plenty, once you come down to the city. This would enable you to reach the places of tourist Attraction at Ujjain.
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