There are different legends regarding the Goddess here.
According to one legend, Andhakasur the demon king who ruled the are had a boon that every drop of his blood that falls on the ground will be born as a new him. when Shiva killed Andhakasur with Trishul, Mahakali appeared and drank all the blood.
Another legend describes that when Shiva and Parvati were alone in Mount Kailash, two demons forced their way in. Shiva called upon Chandi and she vanquished them Please, Shiva gave her the epithet of 'one who vanquishes all'
According to the Shiva Purana, when Lord Vishnu's Sudarshan Chakra cut the body of Sati devi, her elbow dropped at this place. Hence the temple is also regarded as a Shaktipeetha.
This temple is part of famous Shaktipeethas.
The highlights of the temple built during the Maratha period are the two pillars, that tower to a height of 15ft, adorned with lamps, the radiance of which provides a visual spectacle when lit during Navrathri. There is a rock smeared with turmeric and vermillion that is believed to represent the head of Chandragupta Vikramaditya. The shrine has a dark vermillion idol of Annapurna seated between Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswathi. The temple also has a Sri Yantra, or nine triangles that represent nine names of Durga. The roff of the temple is adorned with beautiful paintings. There is also a shrine for Shiva.
Harsidhimata temple timings : 5:30 AM to 11.00 PM. The deepasthambha or the lamp pillars glows with the blaze of the lit lamps during the evening aarti.
Darsan Dresscode: Devotees are advised to wear traditional attire
Ujjain on the banks of Kshipra river was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom. It is a famous pilgrimage centre for Shaivites, Vaishnavite and followers of Shakthism. It is one of the places where Kumbh mela is held.
Language Spoken: Hindi
Jaisinghpura, Ujjain, Madhya PradeshContact Number : +91 096178 78975
Ujjain is well connected to all parts of MP and the country by rail/ road. The nearest airport is in Indore to which flights ply from major cities. The airport is 60kms from the temple with buses and taxis available for the journey.
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The priests perform regular pujas and rituals. Aarti is performed in the morning and evening
There is a special ritual of offering alcohol to the Goddess
Harsidhimata temple timings : 5:30 AM to 11.00 PM
Saree, vermillion, ghee, sweets, flowers
October - Durga Puja
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