10 Best Tourist Places to visit in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

14-Jul-2022

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Mahakaal Temple - Spiritual Places to visit in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Ujjain is an ancient city of innumerable temples and countless divine legends and tales. Located on the banks of the holy river Shipra, it is an amalgamation of divinity and spirituality. Located in the western region of Madhya Pradesh, Ujjain is famous for numerous pilgrimage sites from different eras.


The temple town of Madhya Pradesh is also home to the world's largest religious gathering, Simhastha (Kumbha Mela), which is held on the banks of the Shipra river once every 12 years. The last Simhastha took place in 2016 and the next will be held in 2028.


Although it is believed that Ujjain is home to more than 100 temples, here is the list of some of the famous religious places in Ujjain that are a must-visit.


1. Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain

Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, also known as Mahakal Mandir.  There are two meanings of the word 'Kaal' - Time and Death. According to Hindu beliefs, Lord Shiva is the God of death and time, and this is why he is called Mahakaleshwar.


It is the most prominent spiritual attraction in Ujjain and is among the most sacred Lord Shiva temples in the country. It houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.


The glory of this Jyotirlinga has been vividly described in various holy books, including the Puranas, and it is believed that the Lingam in Ujjain is 'swayambhu' (self-manifested or naturally occurring). It is also known as Dakshinamurti due to its south-facing feature.


Moreover, The Bhasm Aarti at Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain is the most popular in the whole world.


Click on the link mentioned below for Ujjain mahakal bhasm aarti online booking

https://shrimahakaleshwar.com/bhasmarti


2. Ram Ghat, Ujjain 

Ram Ghat, Ujjain | MP Tourism

Ram Ghat, one of the most vibrant tourist attractions in Ujjain, is located near Harsiddhi Temple. It is a well-known destination near the Shipra River. It is considered to be one of the oldest bathing ghats and a prominent venue for Kumbh Mela. A holy dip in the Shipra River will definitely deliver a refreshing experience. While the ghat draws devotees throughout the day, the evening arti ritual around 8 pm every day is a perfect way to quench your spiritual thirst.


3. Harsiddhi Mata Temple, Ujjain

Harsiddhi Mata Temple, Ujjain | MP Tourism

Located near Rudra Sagar Lake in Ujjain, Harsiddhi Mata Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths in India. According to the Shiva Purana, it is the place where the elbow of Mata Sati dropped when Lord Shiva carried the burning body of Goddess Sati from the sacrificial fire. 


This temple was rebuilt by Marathas, because of this, you can see Maratha art on the two pillars decorated with lamps. Navratri is one of the major festivals celebrated here, and the temple is adorned with flowers and lights. 


4. Sandipani Ashram, Ujjain

Sandipani Ashram, Ujjain

Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is believed that this is the ashram where Guru Sandipani used to teach Lord Krishna, his friend Sudama and Lord Krishna's brother Balaram. There is also a stone near this Ashram where numbers 1 to 100 are found inscribed and is believed to be engraved by Guru Sandipani himself.


5. Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain

Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain

It is one of the most vibrant Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Kal Bhairava, one of the eight attendants of Lord Shiva, and the guardian deity of the city. The temple is famous for its unique tradition of offering liquor to the deity. It is believed that the Kal Bhairav Temple was built by King Bhadrasen on the banks of Shipra River and even today devotees throng the temple to experience its divine vibe. On the way to the temple, admire traces of the exquisite Malwa art on its walls.

6. Mangalnath Temple, Ujjain

Mangalnath Temple, Ujjain

Located in Mangalnath Marg on a hill, standing over the vast stretch of the calm waters of the Shipra River, the Mangalnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva. According to Matsya Purana, this temple is considered the birthplace of Mangal Graha


7. Chintaman Ganesh, Ujjain

Chintaman Ganesh, Ujjain

Chintaman Ganesh Temple is another beautiful temple in Ujjain dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is the largest temple of Lord Ganesha in Ujjain and was built during the 11th and 12th centuries when the Paramaras ruled over the Malwa region. 


8. ISKCON Temple Ujjain

ISKCON Temple, Ujjain

ISKCON (The International Society of Krishna Consciousness) temple, also known as Radha Madhana Mohan Temple, is located near Nanakheda Bus Stand in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. 


ISKCON temple has spiritual significance for Lord Krishna's followers since it is believed that Lord Krishna, Balaram, and Sudama received their education from Maharishi Sandipani in this city. This beautiful temple is one of the prominent ISKCON temples in India and a major tourist attraction in Ujjain. 


Ujjain ISKCON Temple Timings for the devotees:

Morning: 4.30 AM to 1.00 PM

Evening: 4.00 Pm to 9.15 PM


9. Jantar Mantar (Vedha Shala)

Jantar Mantar (Vedha Shala) Ujjain

Also known as Vedha Shala, the Jantar Mantar is an observatory located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. It is the oldest observatory among the five observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh in India, the others are situated in Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura, and Varanasi.


The Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 17th century to help scholars and astrologers with their research and studies. Some experts say Ujjain is geographically situated at the precise location where the zero meridian of longitude and the Tropic of Cancer intersect. This is why in ancient times; it was considered to be the navel of the earth and is also called the "Greenwich of India".


10. Gopal Mandir, Ujjain

Gopal Mandir, Ujjain

Also known as Dwarkadhish Temple, Gopal Mandir is located in the middle of the Big Market Square in Ujjain. It is the second-largest temple in the city, after Mahakaleshwar Temple. Almost two centuries old Gopal Mandir was built by Bayaji Bai Shinde, the wife of Maratha king Daulatrao Shinde in the 19th century. This temple has a two-foot-high marble idol of Lord Krishna, coated with silver. The idol is an architectural marvel. 


How to Reach Ujjain:

By Air: The nearest airport is Devi Ahilya Bai International airport, Indore (Approx 55 km).

By Rail: Ujjain railway station is well connected to the major cities of India.

By Road: Regular bus services connect Ujjain with Indore, Khargone, Jalgaon, Khandwa, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Dhar, and Bhopal.


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