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Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

Mahakaleshwar Mandir, located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple in India is also one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas in India. The present temple is a five-storey structure and was constructed midway during the 18th century.

The Mahakaleshwar Temple Built in Bhumija, Chalukya and Maratha styles of architecture, the temple is an architectural marvel. Of note are its marble walkways that were restored in the latter half of the 19th century by the Scindias. The temple opens at 4: am and closes at 11: pm.

Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

Histroy about Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

The Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple one of the most revered Jyotirlingas in India is the fact that the Mahakaleshwar idol is Dakshina Mukhi, facing south, unlike all the other Jyotirlingas. The present structure was built by the Maratha general Ranoji Shinde in 1734 and also added modern touch in it. Considered no less than a Hindu Temple, the Bhasma-Aarti of Mahakaleshwar Temple is hugely popular amongst the devotees. The Mahakaleshwar Temple complex is a spacious courtyard with sculptural finery and sophistication that is influenced by Maratha, Bhumija and Chalukya styles of structural design for the Mahakaleshwar Mandir. It also has the inscriptions of Omkaresvara and Nagachandresvara and images of Ganesha, Kartikeya and Parvati in the Temple. The temple, which is spread over five levels, sees a huge people or devotees during the Maha Shivaratri festival in the Mahakaleshwar Shiva Mandir.

Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

Reach to Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

To Reach Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple, ther are all types of public transport are avialable :

The nearest airport is Indore Airport, 51 km from the temple.

The nearest railway station is Ujjain Railway Station, located 1 km from the temple.

Visitors can also take buses from Bhopal (188km)

Best Time to Visit Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

The temple, which is spread over five levels, sees a huge people or devotees during the Maha Shivaratri festival in the Mahakaleshwar Mandir.


The Location of the Mahakaleshwar Shiva Temple

Jaisinghpura, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456006

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