The over 900-metre-long corridor — ‘Mahakal Lok’ — billed as one of the largest such corridors in India skirts around the old Rudrasagar Lake which has also been revived as part of the redevelopment project around the ancient Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the 12 ‘jyotirlings’ in the country that gets devotees throughout the year.
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, shrines which are said to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is situated on the side of the holy river Shipra. The presiding deity, Shiva in the lingam form is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.
This temple occupies a special place in the galaxy of ancient sacred spots of Ujjain. Seated between the idols of Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati, the idol of Annapurna is painted in dark vermilion color.
Gopal Mandir also called as Dwarkadhish temple is the second largest temple of Ujjain after Mahakaleshwar and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It was built by Bayaji bai Shinde, the wife of Maratha King Daulatrao Shinde in the 19th century in Maratha Style. It is located in the main market of Ujjain. The main temple has a two-feet tall statue of Lord Krishna made up of silver coated marble. In addition to Lord Krishna’s idol, there are also idols of Lord Shiva, Parvati and Garuda. Janmashtami and Harihar Parva are celebrated with great pomp in this temple complex. In the Harihar Parva, images of Mahakaleshwar jyotirlinga are brought in to meet Lord Krishna. The doors of Gopal Mandir are said to have been stolen by Mahmud of Ghazni. These were later restored by Mahadji Shinde.
The Mangalnath Temple is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. It is dedicated to Mahadeva, the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is one of the most active temples in the city, visited by hundreds of devotees daily. It is regarded as the birthplace of Mars (mangala in Hindi), according to the Matsya Purana. Famous for a clear view of the planet and hence suitable for astronomical studies. Mahant Rajendra Bharti is the official Gadipati of the Mangalnath Temple. This temple is famous for magal dosh nivaran Bhaat Puja.
Sandipani Ashram is a holy shrine which is built in remembrance of the Maharishi Sandipani and is considered one of the famous tourist spots in Ujjain. According to mythology, it is believed that this is the ashram where Guru Sandipani used to teach Shri Krishna, his friend Sudama and Lord Krishna’s brother Balram. Ashram now looks more like a temple and three idols of Krishna, Balram and Sudama are present along with that of Guru Sandipani. There is also a stone where numerals 1 to 100 found engraved and is believed to be done by guru Sandipani himself.
The Kal Bhairav temple is a Hindu temple located in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to Kal Bhairav, the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is one of the most active temples in the city, visited by hundreds of devotees daily. Liquor is one of the offerings made to the temple deity.
This temple is situated in Dedhiya region which is around 8 km from Ujjain, on the confluence of three rivers; Kshipra, Gandaki and Saraswati. It is dedicated to the nine planets Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Rahu, Ketu and Shani. Shani, touted as one of the strongest planets, is the god of justice and has a great impact on astrological charts.
ISKCON Temple is a beautiful temple located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Nandkheda Bus Stand, it is one of the prominent ISKCON temples in India, and among the famous temples in Ujjain.
Also known as Radha Madhana Mohan Temple, ISCKON Temple is a magnificent marble temple opened in 2006. This temple has special significance for Krishna’s followers since Krishna, Balaram, and Sudama are believed to have received their education from Maharishi Sandipani in this city. It is the only fully solar-powered temple in Ujjain and the ISKCON organization.
Chintaman Ganesh is the biggest temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh, India. This temple is built across the Kshipra river on the Fatehabad railway line, and is located about 7 km far south-westerly to the Ujjain town. The temple is located now in the middle of the town’s market.