Let us inform you that after the arrest of a crook Vikas Dubey of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh from the temple of Mahakal, a few days ago, the discussion of this temple is being done continuously. We will tell you how unparalleled the glory of the Mahakaleshwar temple is and why people from all over the country and abroad come to visit this temple.
Many stories are also prevalent about the construction and establishment of the Mahakaleshwar temple and they are described in the Puranas. According to the Puranas, it is said that when the universe was being created, at that time the 12 rays of the Sun first fell on the earth, and from them, 12 Jyotirlingas were established on the earth. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling of Ujjain is also a Jyotirlinga that originated from the same Sun Rashmi.
It is said that the entire land of Ujjain is not fertile and hence it is also called the cremation ground. The face of Mahakaleshwar situated here is also towards the south direction, that is why people doing the action of tantra mantra especially come to this temple for darshan. The idols of many other deities are installed in this temple of Mahakal, in which the name of Goddess Parvati and Ganesha and Kartikeya comes. Not only this, temples of every Siddhi Bhagwan, Kaal Bhairav Bhagwan, Vikrant Bhairav, etc. are also established in Ujjain, the city of Mahakal.
There is a pool in the courtyard of the Mahakal temple and it is said that after bathing in this pool, all the sins, faults, troubles of a person are removed from him.
When to visit?
Although you can visit Mahakal for 12 months, a special fair is organized here on the occasion of Kartik Purnima, Baishakh Purnima, and Dussehra. A large number of people participate in this and enjoy the fair along with the darshan of Baba Bholenath.
Why is it called 'Mahakal'?
This Jyotirlinga of Ujjain is also called Mahakal and the reason behind this is that the standards of the whole world have been set in Ujjain since ancient times. For this reason, this Jyotirlinga is called Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga.
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga' is divided into three sections.
Yes! The form of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is divided into three sections, with Mahakaleshwar situated in the lowest section. In the middle i.e. in the middle section the Lord 'Omkareshwar' is worshipped. At the same time, the Nagchandreshwar temple is located in the upper section. It is said that Nagchandreshwar Shivling can be visited only once a year, that too on the occasion of Nag Panchami.
How was the 'Mahakaleshwar' temple established?
A story is prevalent in the Puranas, according to which in the city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, which was famous as Avantika Nagari at that time. A Brahmin lived in the said city, who had four sons. At that time the demons had caused violence has greatly disturbed the city, through which the Brahmin troubled Lord Shiva and worshiped, and slew the exuberance monster Lord Shiva Brahmin and protect his son. Since then Lord Shiva settled in Ujjain on the request of Brahmin and in this way the 'Mahakal' temple was established in Ujjain.
There are more temples in Ujjain!
In Ujjain, you will get to see Mahakal as well as every Siddhi temple, which is considered to be one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mata Sati. Apart from this, there is also a world-famous temple of Kaal Bhairav. It is said that in this temple, liquor is offered to the idol as prasad. In Ujjain itself, you will get to see Gopal Mandir, in which the idol of Lord Krishna is installed. It is here that you will have a glimpse of Mangalnath temple and it is said that if you have Mangal dosha in the Mangal temple, then measures are taken to destroy it.
If you are going for the darshan of Mahakal, then definitely see the Bhasma Aarti in the morning, because in this temple Mahakal's aarti and makeup are done with the ashes of fresh dead. After the darshan of Mahakal, it is said that it is necessary to visit Juna Mahakal.
How to reach Mahakal Temple?
If you are going for the darshan of Mahakal then the nearest city is Indore. You can easily reach here by air, rail. On the other hand, Indore is connected to the whole country by road, so you can easily reach Indore by using the road. The distance from Indore to Ujjain is about 45 km, which you will be able to easily cover by any taxi.