Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Madhya Pradesh



One of the greatest cities of ancient India, Ujjain is renowned still for its traditions of spirituality, learning and culture.

Mahakaleshwara: The temple of Mahakaleshwara with its soaring shikhara dominates the skyline and life of Ujjain. Here, the God Shiva reigns eternal and lingam at Mahakaleshwara, one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself), deriving its shakti or power, from within itself. Another unique feature of this majestic shrine is the idol which faces the south, a positioning upheld by tantric traditions and found only in Mahakaleshwara.