Famous Ujjain Temple

Famous Ujjain Temple  Ujjain is the city of temples, with more than 2000 temples . Ujjain  is one of the seven most auspicious pilgrimage cities in India . Ujjain  is also called The City of Shiva Shambhu due to presence of famous Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, It is believed that Lord Krishna studied in Ujjain with his brother Balaram.Ujjain has special significance for Krishna’s followers since Krishna, Balaram and Sudama are believed to have received their education from Maharishi Sandipani in this city .

Chintaman Ganesh Temple - Chintaman Ganesh is the biggest temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain. This temple is  is located about 7 km far south-westerly to the Ujjain town. Chintaman or Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir is located close to the tank of the Mahakaleshwar Temple and right in front of you stands a gigantic sculpture of one of the most worshipped Gods in India - Lord Ganesha. The temple was built sometime around the 11th and 12th century, and so, holds a historical significance as well. Chintaman Ganesh Temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh – the Lord of beginnings. As per the beliefs, Lord Ganesh himself came to the earth to build this temple.  The garbhgriha of the temple houses an idol of Lord Ganesh which is believed to be self-manifested. The captivating structure of the ancient temple features convolutedly carved pillars.

Mahakaleshwar Joytirling – Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga One of the seven Moksha Puris, Ujjain is the abode of Mahakaleshwar, the Shiva who incarnated to protect his devotees from untimely death. Temple of Bhagwan Mahakal is situated in the town of Ujjain. Ujjain is near Indore, and is reached by train via Ratlam or BhopalOne of the 12 Jyotirlingas Temples 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 tradition 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 Nagpanchami. The temple has five levels one of which is undergound. The temple itself is located in a spacious courtyard surrounded by massive walls near a lake. The shikhara or the spire is adorned with sculptural finery. Brass lamps light the way to the underground sanctum. It is believed that prasada (holy offering) offered here to the deity can be re-offered unlike all other shrines.

In Ujjain   lived a Brahmin in Avanti, who had four sons, who were great devotees of Lord Siva. Dushanan, a demon was giving trouble, disturbing all good & religious activities. The brahmins from all over the land gathered with the four sons & performed pooja to Lord Siva. The spot where they had taken mud to make the Lingam, had become a huge pond. When Dushanan came to disturb their pooja, Lord Siva rose from this pond as Mahakaleshwarar & destoryed Dushanan. On the request of the brahmins, Lord Siva gave darshan to devotees at this sthalam, one of the JyotirLinga sthalams .

Harsiddhi Mata Temple Shaktipeeth ,   Ujjain  Harsiddhi temple, one of the one of the famous  Shaktipeeth temple located in  Ujjain , it is believed that mother Sati's elbow fell here.It is the only temple where all the three goddesses are entombed together. At the top is Lakshmi, Harsiddhi in the middle and Saraswati Virajit at the bottom. Unbroken Jyot has been present here for years. Which keeps on burning forever.

Gad Kalika Mata Temple Shaktipeeth - Gadkalika Temple Ujjain - Gadkalika Temple is a famous Hindu temple in the city of Ujjain located about 2 miles away from Ujjain city, dedicated to Goddess Kalika.  One of the famous  Shaktipeeth temple located in  Ujjain this temple is the divine place where the lips of Devi Sati fell and the place came to be known as Kalika Mandir. Due to its location near the village of Gad, this temple got the name of Gadkalika Mandir.The temple was remodelled in 7th century by King Harhwardhan. It is believed that the great poet Kalidas attained his scholarly skills by true dedication to Goddess Kalika. An exquisite status of Lord Ganesha has been placed in the temple. Other idols of the famous Hindu Gods and Goddesses have been erected in the temple.

Shri Kalbhairavi Temple - The Kal Bhairav temple is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to Kal Bhairav, the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River . Kal Bhairava is a representation of the Hindu Lord Shiva often recognized with a fiery expression and a coiled snake around the neck. In Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, there is a temple of Kal Bhairava where liquor is offered as ‘chadhava’.  Here, the devotees offer liquor to the deity, and it is also given away as ‘prasad’ to the visitors of the temple

It is believed that the liquor offered is only special to Lord Bhairava and shouldn’t be offered to any other Hindu God. You will find vendors outside the temple selling a ‘puja’ basket containing flowers, coconut and a quarter of country liquor. The liquor for this temple is funded by the state government.

In this temple, plenty of devotees come to pray to Lord Bhairava with their ‘offerings’ and with undying faith in the God. It is known that the deity ‘drinks up’ a quarter of the alcohol within a couple of minutes. He isn’t fussy about the brands, and mainly the devotees are there to offer country liquor.

The morning ritual starts with a temple priest who offers a big bottle of red wine or rum to the deity along with other puja material. The worshiping is done during that period. The liquor is poured into a shallow cup or plate and put close to the mouth of the deity. The liquor slowly starts going down and the cup is taken away once the deity has taken up all of it. Once this is done, the leftover alcohol is given to the devotees as prasad.

Sandipani Templ Ujjain – Sandipani Temple is located in Ujjain town dedicated to Guru Sandipani. Sandipani Ashram is considered as one of the famous tourist spots located about 2 km from the temple town of Ujjain. Sandīpanī Muni also known as “Sage of Gods was the guru of Bhagavan Śrī krishna.. It is believed that this is the ashram where Guru Sandipani used to teach Shree Krishna, his friend Sudama and Lord Krishna’s brother Balram. This place is mentioned in the Mahabharata. This ashram has been transformed into a temple now which is devoted to Guru Sandipani.

There is a stone near the Ashram where numerals 1 to 100 are inscribed, and there is a myth that the inscriptions were made by Guru Sandipani. The Gomati Kunda is a stepped water tank that is situated near the Sandipani Ashram. It is said that Lord Krishna summoned all the holy water from the holy centres to the Gomati Kunda so that Guru Sandipani finds it easier to get the holy water. Battle techniques were also taught in this ashram in the times of Guru Sandipani, and the objective was to reach spiritual alignment at the end of the day.

Mangainath Temple Ujjain - The Mangalnath Temple is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city  dedicated to Mahadeva, the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is one of the most active temples in the city, visited by hundreds of devotees .This is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Mangala. As per the Indian astrology, Lord Mangala denotes planet Mars. As per legend People aflicted or suffering from Mangal Dosh visit this temple .The name of this temple is Mangalnath becausethe worship in the temple removes the existing Mangal Dosh in the horoscope

According to Matsya Purana, the temple is located on the spot where Lord Shiva had a violent battle with the demon Andhakasura; and, during the battle, a drop of sweat from Lord Shiva’s forehead dropped on the ground and created the Shiva Linga.

Ram Janardan Mandir Ujjain - Shree Ram Janardan Temple is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city  dedicated to Shir Rama & Vishnu y. It has the temples of Shree Ram and Janardan (Vishnu). The site appears to have been an ancient temple site as many of the images installed therein belong to the tenth and the twelfth centuries. That should place this site to the period of the Parmaras.

These fabulous shrines also houses some amazing sculptures which dates back to the 11th and 12th century. The image of Govardhandhari Krishna, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are very striking for their architectural grandeur and sculptural excellences. This complex has paintings in the Maratha style depicting the scenes from the life of Ram and Krishna.

ISKON Temple Ujjain - The ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple in Ujjain, also called Radha Madhana Mohan Temple is located near the Nanakheda Bus stand. . The temple complex is made of white marble stone with lush green well maintained lawns. There are three sancta sanctorum in the temple housing the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha with Gopis, Balarama and Krishna and Nitaai Gaur (incarnations of Krishna and Balarama).

The temple also has a cowshed and provides accommodation for devotees. Continuous music with chanting of Hare Krishna Hare Rama Dhun and dancing of devotees can be witnessed throughout the day. The impeccably sculpted marble idols of Radha Madhana Mohan, Sri Krishna and Balram and Sri Gauri Nitai dressed in vibrantly coloured dresses and beautiful jewelry will definitely lift ones spirit.

Bade Ganeshji Mandir Ujjain - The Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir is a magnificent temple in Ujjain that houses one of the biggest idols of Lord Ganesh. Resting along the Mahakaleshwar reservoir, this temple is just a stone's throw away from the infamous Mahakal Temple. While you're here, you can also seek the blessings of Lord Hanuman at the Panchmukhi Hanuman Gate. This idol of Ganesha installed here is one of the world's tallest and huge Ganesha statues.

Legend - As per legend this Ganesh idol was established by Maharishi Guru Maharaj Siddhant Vagesh Pt. Narayanji Vyas. . The huge Ganesh idol was not made of cement. The idol was built using bricks, lime and sand. The biggest feature of this statue is that the spice of jaggery and fenugreek was also used in making this statue. The statue has water and soil of all the holy shrines Along with this, the water of all the holy pilgrimage sites was mixed in making this idol and the soil of seven mokshapuris Mathura, Maya, Ayodhya, Kanchi, Ujjain, Kashi and Dwarika have also been added, which makes this idol even more important.

Patal Bhairavi Temple Ujjain  - The Kal Bhairav temple is located in the Ujjain  It is dedicated to Kal Bhairav Shakti (power) of the mother Goddess namely, Patal Bhairav , the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is one of the most active temples in the city .

Legend -  As per Hindu mythology, a cruel and selfish demon, Bhairav Nath chased a young lady named Vaishno Devi, the reincarnation of Mother Goddess. In order to flee, the Devi shot an arrow in the ground from where water rushed out and took shelter in a cave. However, Devi had to assume the form of Mahakali to kill Bhairav after he found her. Just before dying, Bhairav begged for pardon and was granted Moksha along with a boon wherein each one of the devotees after the darshan of the Mother Goddess at the Holy cave, have to visit the nearby temple of Bhairav Nath in order to fulfill their pilgrimage