Mahakaleshwar Temple Ujjain is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, or shrines that are thought to be Lord Shiva’s most sacred abodes. It is situated in the ancient city of Ujjain in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The temple is located on the banks of the sacred river Shipra. Its upper section has formerly been coated with gold plating. Ujjain is a temples city, and there are many famous temples you can visit.
The lingam at Mahakal is believed to be swayambu (born of itself), drawing strength from within itself, As opposed to other images and lingams that are ritually constructed and imbued with mantra-shakti. Mahakaleshwar’s idol is called as Dakshinamurti (facing south). This is a unique attribute, perpetuated by tantric tradition, found exclusively among the 12 Jyotirlingas in Mahakaleshwar.
The temple is open from 3:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day. The entry fee for Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple is INR 50 per person for general darshan and INR 250 per person for special darshan The best time to visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple is during the festival of Mahashivratri that falls between the months of February and March. On this day, the temple resonates with the sacred chants of Lord Shiva.
Places to visit in Ujjain
- Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
- Bharat Mata Mandir
- Mangalnath Temple
- Kal Bhairav Temple
- Shree Harsiddhi Mata Shaktipith Temple
- Shri Chintaman Ganesha Temple
- Shri Ram Ghat
How to reach Mahakaleshwar Temple Ujjain
Ujjain is well connected by road, rail and air. Indore airport is the nearest airport which is 53 km away from Ujjain. The direct train is available to Ujjain from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Lucknow, Dehradun, Banaras, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochin, Hyderabad and Jaipur. Once you reach Ujjain, you can take a taxi or an auto-rickshaw to reach Mahakaleshwar Temple.