Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple

Ujjain Mahakaleshwar History, Route information and Timings

Ujjain Mahakaleswar Temple is one of the jyotirlingas in the Hindu temples. And it is believed that here the shrine is Swayambhu with huge power of Lord Shiva. And it is located at the bank of river Kshipra at Ujjain belongs to Madhya Pradesh. Due to huge numbers of golden towers of several temples, it is also called as the “Swarna Sringa”.It is also known as the Indrapuri, Amaravati, and Avantika.

Sthala Purana of Ujjain Mahakaleshwar

There was a Brahman with 4 sons all of his family are huge devotees of Lord Shiva. The Fiendish King Dushan arrived to Avantika after booned from the Lord Brahma and starts giving the torture to the Savvy Brahmins at Avantika. But they not even bother about that Fiendish King  And they didn’t give up their prayers towards Lord Shiva.

The Fiendish King sent his subordinates to Avantika by passing an order that “ there should not be Vedic Dharmanushtan activities to take place at Avantika”. So the harassed people went to Brahmanas to help them so Brahmanas assured them that Lord Shiva can help all of them. so immediately started praying Shiva, meanwhile, The Fiendish King starts attacking the Brahmanas.

Near the main shrine with huge noise and  Creator was formed.In this way lord, Shiva came in the Form of Mahakaleshwar to kill the King, He burnt the king in form of ashes. After seeing his avatar by Brahma, Vishnu, and other devas are tried to pleased the shiva to calm down hence the name of Shiva is Called as Mahakaleshwar at Ujjain.

History of Ujjain

The greatness of Ujjain was enhanced by the Maurya’s dynasty.The great Emperor Vikramaditya began the new Era by making it has his Capital.

Here the devotees can directly perform the Jalabhisheka and milk abhisheka to the main deity, Here the Ujjain is also called as “Maha Smashan”, Ujjain is the only place in the world Shiva is worshipped by the Bhasmam, after performing the Abhisheka  Bhasma aarthi is available, which is performed only by the Temple Priests. It is also called as the “Bhastha Pooja”.

After this Bhasma pooja, Jyothi aarthi will be offered to the deity

According to the Hindu, myth Chitabhasm is treated as unholy and inauspicious, if anybody can touch that they wish to take bathe to get purify.but after performing the Bhasma aarthi the ashes become holy after touching the feet of Lord Shiva.

Anyone can take the darshan of Mahakaleshwar get relieved from all their sorrows and those who make a wish with the Mahakaleshwar, that wish will become a success due to his blessings.

 In and around of Ujjain Mahakaleshwar is :

  • 7 Sagar Theerthas
  • 28 Theerthas
  • 84 Sidda Lingas
  • 25-30 Siva lingas
  • Ashtabairav
  • Ekadasa Rudrastana
  • Temples for 100’s of deities
  • Jalakund and Monuments

Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Timings

Darshan Timings: Daily 4:30 Am to 10 PM

Bhasma Aarti Timings:4 am onwards.

How to reach the Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple?

By Bus

The direct bus is available from Indore, Surat, Gwalior, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Nasik, Mathura.

By Train

The Direct Train is available from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mumbai,  Lucknow, Dehradun, Delhi, Benaras, Kochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Howrah and other cities.

By Air

The nearest airport is Indore which is 53 km away.

For more details on Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple details and hotel bookings in Ujjain for stay contact – 8500898000, 9393939150.


  1. solanki pravinbhai revabhai

    bhasma aarti with my family

  2. I want to come for Bhasam Abhishek with my husband.pl give me time and date after 10th of November. I shall be thankful.

  3. BhasmaArti Booking with family

  4. Krishna simha mohan M

    What is the timing to enter for bhasmarathi

  5. I will go to Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain, with my family (6 heads, 3of them male & other 3 female) on 19/20 September 2019. So want to know how much days prior, can book for Jalabhishek & Bhasmarati. Special ticket is needed?

  6. Gouri Shanker P

    Is there any travel agent in Mahakaleshwar temple tour with basmarthi & Abhishek darshan please provide mobile no

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      We can help you with your travel please call at 8500 898 000 for booking ujjain mahakaleswar temple .
      Thank you.

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