Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain (Jyotirlinga Temple at Ujjain, MP)

Sri Mahakaleshwar temple, Ujjain is a Jyotirlinga Temple in Madhya Pradesh state. The primary deity of this temple is Mahakaleshwar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none. The holy tree of this temple is Jack Tree. The holy water of this temple is well water.

The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this area is Ujjain.

The primary festivals of this shrine are Kartika Purnima in November-December, 10 day Brahmmotsavam in May-June, Maha Shivrathri in February-March, Chaitra Brahmmotsavam in April-May, Margashirsha star day, New Year Days in Georgian calendar and regional Hindu calendar, Narmada Jayanti and Mahakaleshwar Navratri in Falgun Month according to the  etc are observed in the temple. These festivals are celebrated in grand manner in this temple with active participation of the local residents and people from far and near.

The temple remains open as per the temple time schedules from early morning to mid-noon and later in the late evening hours to dusk with great devotion and dedication. It is to be highly remembered that during all religious important days and the auspicious days for long hours for devotees and pilgrims.

According to the local legends and scholars, this temple is known among people as special shrine for Shiva related pujas and rituals. It is one of the most sought after temple in this region and south India. There are special buses and travel taxis services are available from the head quarter during the festive days.

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