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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain

Located in the ancient city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar lake, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams of Lord Shiva. The temple is also revered as one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peetham.


According to Puranas, a five-year-old boy named Shrikar was enthralled seeing the devotion of King Chandrasena of Ujjain towards Lord Shiva. Shrikar took a stone and started treating it as a Shiv Linga and worshipped it regularly. People thought that is was a mere child's play but all their efforts to dissuade him from worshipping the stone failed. Devotion of Shrikar increased by every passing day and ultimately, Lord Shiva assumed Jyotirlinga f...View more


Overall, the temple of Mahakaleswar is a planned ad-mixture of the Bhumija, Chalukya and Maratha styles of architecture. The temple is of three-story. In the lowest middle and uppermost parts are respectively installed the lingams of Mahakalesvara, Omkaresvara and Nagachandresvara. The temple's foundation and platform are built of stones. The temple has a massive spire. The architecture of the outer side of the temple is developed in north-Indian...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Mahakal Temple timings: 3.00 AM to 11.00 PM.
Nagachandresvara Darshan is possible only on Naga Panchami.
Special Coupons / Tickets are available if you wish to avoid queues and attend special rituals.

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Darsan Dresscode

Dhoti and Sari for performing rituals.
Gadgets and leather articles are not allowed inside the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple.

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Ujjain is one of the most sacred town of India. Simhastha Kumbh Mela is organized here once every 12 years. Ancient art flourishes in Ujjain in form of its historical structures. Ujjain is famous for its rich tradition and for being an important pilgrimage. The Kumbh Mela is held between April - May of 2016

Location and Contact

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh - 456006

+91 7342550563, +91 7342551714, +91 7342585873

Indore is well connected with most major town of India, by train, by air, or by road. By bus, one can plan a journey from most major town of MP. Once in Ujjain, there are plenty of option for local transport to reach the Shrine of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga.

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Temple Rituals

The Bhasm-Aarti is the first ritual conducted everyday at the Mahakaleswar temple, which is to awaken God Shiva. After that a 'Shringar' is performed.

Regular Offerings

Milk & Jalabhishek are the main offerings made to Mahakaleshwar.

Special Rituals

Laghu Rudrabhishek, Maharudrabhishek, Mahamrityunjaya, Bhanga Shringar

Famous Festival

Feb:- Basant Panchami
Mar:- Holi, Maha Shivratri
Apr:- Akshaya Tritiya
Jul:- Nag Panchami
Oct:- Annakuta

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