Ujjain is the city of holiness where the rhythm of spirituality blows in air of the city. Whenever we talk about Ujjain we never forget the Mahakaleshwar Temple to visit or to discuss it is so very connected with each other that one can never imagine them without each other.
Ujjain city is situated at a distance of 56 km from Indore, It is situated on the bank of the sacred river Shipra in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Its total area is 37 sq km. Due to its location; the climate of the city is tropical in nature-very hot in summers and cold in winters. Monsoon brings humidity into the atmosphere during the month of July and August. Visitors are advised to take along light cotton clothes during summer and a comfortable number of woolens for their winter trip to Ujjain. The best time duration to visit is October to March.
One of which is underground. The temple itself is located in a spacious courtyard surrounded by massive walls near a lake. The shikhara or the spire is adorned with sculptural finery. Brass lamps light the way to the underground sanctum. It is believed that prasada (holy offering) offered here to the deity can be re-offered unlike all other shrines.Because of all these beauties the temple looks more and more eye catchy.
Mahakaleshwar TempleMahakaleshwar is a magnificent temple of Lord Shiva. It is One of the 12 Jyotirlingas . Mahakaleshwar temple is alienated into 5 levels.
This temple is an important Shaivaite pilgrimage centre in North India and is revered as one of the 12 Jyotilinga manifestations of Shiva. It is a three-storey temple, on the side of the lake called Rudra Sagar.
The main deity, shiva in the lingam form is believed to be born of itself, deriving currents of power from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti. The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshinamurti, facing the South. This is a unique feature, upheld by tantric tradition to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 jyotirlingas.
The idol of Omkareshwar Shiva is consecrated in the sanctum above the Mahakal shrine. The images of Ganesh, Parvati and Karttikeya are installed in the west, north and east of the sanctum sanctorum. To the south is the image of Nandi. The idol of Nagchandreshwar on the third storey is open for darshan only on the day of Nagpanchami.
Ujjain city has its own charm due to its natural beauty, spiritual beauty and the blessing in the air of loard shiva.