Ujjain is an ancient city. It is the main and religious city of Madhya Pradesh, which is situated, on the banks of the Shipra River. It has been a very prosperous city.
Its identity is now more, as a religious city and Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. A Maha Kumbh is organized here every 12 years. A large number of people come here to visit Mahakal.
Even today, there are many religious mythological and historical places in Ujjain, in which Lord Mahakaleshwar Temple, Gopal Temple, Navagraha Temple, Jantar Mantar, Chintaman Ganesh, etc. are prominent. Generally, the economy of this city rests more on tourism.
Apart from these, there are also 84 ancient temples of Mahadev.
Today I am going to tell you about some of these famous places in Ujjain.
1. Sandipani Ashram
Sandipani Ashram is a famous tourist spot, located two kilometers away, from the temple town of Ujjain. Lord Krishna and Sudama had received education in this ashram.
There is also a Gomti Kund in this ashram. Even after 5000 years, this ashram reminds me of the ancient Gurukul here. Even today the pictures of the knowledge given to God are inscribed on the walls.
2. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Shri Mahakaleshwar of Ujjain is considered, one of the 12 famous Jyotirlingas of India. Mahakal is the only best Shivling among the Jyotirlingas. Here, The Bhasma Aarti of Mahakaleshwar is world-famous.
According to the Puranas, Avantika(Ujjain) was very dear to Lord Shiva. Situated on the banks of the holy river Shipra, Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the pilgrimage sites for the devotees of Lord Shiva. There is an ancient pond on the temple premises.
3. Chintaman Ganesh Temple
Although there are many famous temples, of Lord Ganesha across the country and every temple is unique in itself, one of them is Chintaman Ganesh Temple.
There are three idols installed in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Ganesh Ji is seated in three forms. It is said that this temple was established by Lord Shri Ram himself during his exile. It is believed that by making an inverted swastika on the wall of this temple, all the wishes of the devotees are fulfilled.
4. Kaliadeh Palace
The Kaliadeh Palace is situated in Ujjain on the banks of the Shipra river. There was a Surya temple here. A large number of tourists are coming to see this palace.
From a distance, it looks like an island. This campus is green. All these together give a magnificent look to this palace. There are two inscriptions in one of the corridors of this palace.
5. Harsidhhi Mata Temple
Maa Harsiddhi Mata Mandir is situated at a distance of about 350 meters from the famous Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain.
The main deity of the temple, Annapurna, is set in deep red color between the idols of Mahasaraswati and Mahalakshmi. Ujjain is one of the major tourist and pilgrimage places of Madhya Pradesh.
6. Bade Ganesh Ji Temple
The Bade Ganesh Ji temple is located in the temple city of Ujjain and is considered one of the traditional temples located throughout the city. This temple is situated on top of a pond near Mahakaleshwar temple.
A grand idol of Ganesha is enshrined in this temple. The most special thing about this temple is that the Ganeshji was established here. The statue is one of the tallest statues in the world. Also, this idol is not made of cement but of spices.
7. Bhartrihari Caves
Bhartrihari Caves are located, near Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh, they were built by the kings of Parmar dynasty in the eleventh century, all the pictures in the caves are colorful!
The way inside the cave is very short. There is another cave that is smaller than the first cave. This is Gopichand’s cave. At the end of the cave, there is a statue of King Bharthari , and next to that statue is the way to another cave.
Regarding this second cave, it is believed that there is a way to the four Dhams from here. There is also a Dhuni in front of the idol of Bhartrihari in the cave, whose ashes are always hot.
8. Jantar Mantar
Ujjain’s Jantar Mantar has been a center of attraction for the people. This auditorium, built in the city of Ujjain, on the right side of Kshipra, on the right side of Kshipra at a place called Jaisinghpur, is known as “Jantar Mahal”. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur in 1733 AD. Thousands of tourists come here to see this wonderful place.
9. Ram Ghat
Ram Ghat is located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. There are many ghats built for bathing on the banks of river Kshipra. Shri Ram Ghat is also known as ‘Ram Ghat’.
This is the oldest bathing ghat, on which devotees prefer to take bath during the Kumbh Mela. The main attraction here is the evening aarti which takes place every day.
10. Kal Bhairav Temple
The temple of Lord Kaal Bhairava is situated in the Bhairavgarh area on the banks of the river Kshipra. The biggest feature of this temple is that the idol of Lord Kaal Bhairava is offered liquor here.
The temple of Kalabhairav is built on a high mound, around which walls are built. This miraculous temple of Kaal Bhairav is believed to be about six thousand years old in Ujjain.
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