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Ujjain Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Darshan Timings, Pooja Details, Legend

Shri Mahakal or Mahakaleshwar Temple is located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the most famous and ancient lord Shiva temple and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The presiding deity is Lord Shiva and is situated on the side of the holy river KShipra/Shipra. The Shiva lingam is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.

The Mahakaleshwar idol is known as Dakshinamukhi, which means that the lingam faces south. This is a unique feature, confirmed by the Tantric shivnetra tradition that can only be found in Ujjain Mahakal temple between the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Mahakaleshwar Temple is located near a lake and has a spacious courtyard surrounded by massive walls. The temple has five levels, one of that is underground. Brass lamps light the way to the underground sanctum or Garbha Griha where the Jyotirlinga is situated. The Linga is quite big in size and is encircled by a snake of silver. On one side of the Linga there is the idol of Lord Ganesha while on the other side, idols of Goddess Parvati and Kartikeya are installed. The shikhara of temple is adorned with sculptural finery.

Legend Behind Ujjain Mahakali Temple:

According to an episode told in Puranas, a five-year-old boy named Shrikar was thrilled to see the devotion of King Chandrasena of Ujjain to Lord Shiva. Shrikar took a stone and considered it as a linga, he began to worship it regularly. Others believed that his cult was just a game and tried to dissuade him in any way. But all efforts were in vain. On the contrary, Shrikar’s devotion increased with each passing day. Pleased with the boy’s devotion, Lord Shiva took the form of Jyotirlinga and resided in the Mahakal Forest.

Ujjain Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Timings:

From Chaitra to Ashwin:

Bhasmarti Early Morning: 4:00 AM.
Morning Pooja: 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM
Mid-day Pooja: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Evening Pooja: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Aarti Shree Mahakal: 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Closing Time: 11:00 PM

From Kartik to Falgun:

Bhasmarti Early Morning: 4:00
Morning Pooja: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Mid-day Pooja: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Pooja: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Aarti Shree Mahakal: 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Closing Time: 11:00 PM

Ujjain Nagchandreshwar

Pujas in Ujjain Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple:

* General Puja
* Shiv Mahimn Path
* Rudrabhishesk Vaidik Puja
* Shiv Mahimn Strot
* Rudrabhishek (11 Avartan) Rudra Patha
* Laghu Rudraabhishek (121 Paath) by 11 Brhamin
* Maha Rudraabhishek
* Mahamrutyunjay Jaap (1.25 Lakh jaap)
* Bhanga Shringar

Places to visit Near Ujjain Shri Temple:

1) Mahakaleshwar
2) Kaalbhairav
3) Harasiddhi
4) Vedshala
5) Sandipani Asrama
6) Chintamani Ganesh
7) Triveni Navagraha
8) Mangalnath
9) Siddhavath
10) Gopal Mandir

Sri Mahakaleshwara Swamy

How to Reach Ujjain Shiva Temple:

By Air:
Nearest airport is Indore Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport is an international airport which is  57.3 km from Ujjain Mahakal Temple.

By Train:
Ujjain is directly connected by different railway line to Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mumbai, Fouzabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Delhi, Banaras, Kochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Howrah and many more.

By Road :
Ujjain is directly connected by road to Indore, Surat, Gwaliar, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaypur, Nasik, Mathura.

Ujjain Sri Mahakaleshwar Temple Address:

Madhya Pradesh – 456006.
Office: 0734-2550563
Dharmshala: 0734-2551714, 0734-2585873
IT: 0734-2551295

Other Jyotirlinga Temples are:

1) Somnath Temple in Gujarat
2) Omkareshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh
3) Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand
4) Bhimashankar Temple in Maharashtra
5) Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh
6) Trimbakeshwar (or) Tryambakeshwar Shiva Temple in Maharashtra
7) Ramanathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu
8) Grishneshwar Temple in Maharashtra
9) Vaidyanath Temple in Jharkhand
10) Nageshwar Temple (or) Aundha Nagnath Temple in Gujarat
11) Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swami Temple in Andhra Pradesh

Ujjain Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Darshan Timings, Pooja Details, Legend

16 thoughts on “Ujjain Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Darshan Timings, Pooja Details, Legend

  1. har har mahadav muje abhishak karwan hai 10.03.2019 ko plz ap mje detail send kar dijiye plz
    abhishak ke liye online booking kese hogi plz inform mee

    1. Dear Pooja
      Please contact the phones –
      Office: 0734-2550563 / 2559277 / 2550563
      Dharmshala: 0734-2551714, 0734 2585873
      Om Namah Shivaya

  2. Hara Hara Mahadev… Namaskar… We 4 senior citizens are planning to visit Ujjain in the month of April. For Bhasmarathi and Abhisek pujas what would be the cost and whether on line facility is there. If so please inform me so that we can book early. For the above pujas any separate queue is there for Senior citizens as we are 70, 67, 66, 60 yrs old are planning to come… Kindly advise please. Dr.Raj Kumar Kanagala…. 9440697978.

    1. Dear Raj Kumar Kanagala
      Yes you can book tickets for Bhasmarathi in the below link. First check for the available date of Arathi nd click on the available date on which you prefer to book and enter required details like upload photo, adhar card details etc and enter.
      for more details contact the temple officials in the below numbers or email id –
      0734-2550563 / 0734 2559277.
      E-mail: office@mahakaleshwar.nic.in
      Dharmshala: 0734-2551714, 0734 2585873
      For online ticket booking but check all pooja tickets are available online by cotacting the officials –
      Om Namah Shivaya

  3. Sir MuJhe Maha Rudraabhishek Puja Karana Hai Tatal Kitna Kharcha Lagega Our Kon Sa Month Me Aaunga please Details Information

    1. Dear Vijay
      Kharch tho ticket rs 11000 hotha hai bhai. Aap isko karne ki possible nahi hotha tho normal Rudha abhishekam hi karsakthe par once in a year kariye.
      Om Namah Shivaya

    1. Dear Navneeth
      Best days to perform Rahu kethu pooja are –
      Panchami – 02.08.18 and 16.08.2018 – raahu kaal time between 01.30 pm – 03.00 pm.
      Sashti thithi – 17.07.18 – Tuesday raahu kaal time is 03.00 -04.30 pm, 03.08.18 and 17.08.2018 – raahu kaal time between 10.30 am – 12.00 pm.
      Amavasya – 18.07.18 Wednesday raahu kaal time is 12.00 pm to 01.30 pm, 11.08.2018 – Saturday – raahu kaal time between 09.00 am – 10.30 am.
      You can chose any of the above dates for your convenience to do rahu kethu pooja.
      Om Namah Shivaya

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