Mahakaleshwar Temple Timings
Mahakaleshwar Temple Timings are as followed. It is open to the people since 4 in the morning as Jagar before sunrise is performed up to Bhasmarti.
Aarti in evening as well as Pooja in morning, Mid-day and at the evening time also performed by the Purohits and main Pujaris.
Closing time is 11 o’ clock at night.
Mahakaleshwar Shivratri 2021 Darshan Time:-
Mahakaleshwar Shivratri 2021 Darshan Open Time 4 AM to 11 PM.
Mahakaleshwar Temple of Ujjain
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Hindu Mandir dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva
Mahakal is the ferocious avatar of Lord Mahadev to kill the demons and stayed active here at the request of King Chandrasena of Ujain (the Ancient name is Avanti).
Legend says King Ripudamana and King Sanghditya came to attack Avanti with the help of demon Dushan who blessed by the Lord Brahma to be invisible.On request of King Chandrasena Lord Shiva took an avatar of Mahakaal and killed all the demons but after that stayed active here for the future protection.That’s why this Jyotirlingam is active till today also.
The origin of Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain is still in dark but according to Puranas, it was built by Prajapita Brahma. Locals at Ujjain call Mahakaal as Bhole Baba.
Kalidasa described this as ‘Niketan’ in his creation ‘Meghdutam’ as the roofs of the temple is totally flat.
This temple is served by the Kings of Gupta Dynasty. After the downfall of Guptas Chalukyas, Later Guptas, Gurjar Pratihars, and Rashtrakutas dominated the city Ujjain but they also bowed to this divine ancient place.It’s the important fact that although all the Ujjain is dominated by the modification of respective religious monuments, Mahakal Mandir was not at all neglected.It is also said that all the 84 temples of Mahadev gathered here at Mahakaleshwar Temple.
Here, Simhastha Kumbh Mela is organized every 12 years.
Mahakaleshwar Temple Architecture of Mandir:-
The temple is three-storey-ed.
In the lowest middle and uppermost parts are respectively installed the Lingams of Mahakaleshwara, Omkareshwara, and Nagchandresvara.
The pilgrims or the visitors can only have the glimpse of Nagchandresvara on the festival of Naga Panchami.
A Kunda named as Koti Tirtha is also placed in the complex of the Mandir.On the path adjoining, the Kunda are the stairs and sculptures in the period of Paramars are placed on the walls.
On the west side of Kunda, there is the road which will lead you to the Garbhargraha.
You can take the blessings of Vraddha Mahakaleshwar, Anadi Kalpeshwara, and Saptarshis over here.
The Lingam of the Mahakaleshwara is a colossus.
The silver plated Nag Jaldhari is placed above the Lingam and the silver-plated covering on the roofs gives it a different but a marvelous look.
Besides Jyotirlingam, the images of Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikeya, and Mata Parvati are placed in the Garbhargraha.You can see the idols and images in the praise of Lord Shiva here.
The Nanda Dip always remains lit.On the exit, the beautiful metal plated Nandi can be seen in the sitting humble post.
BHAKTI AARTI TIMING OF MAHAKALESHWAR TEMPLE
Bhasma Aarti will be performed daily from 4:00 am – 6:00 am
Jalabhishek Timings: 3:15 am – 4:00 am.
Jalabhishek Dress Code: Men to wear Dhoti or Sola and Women to wear Saree. No dress code restriction for the devotees who just watching.
Ticket cost: Rs.100
HOW TO BOOK Mahakaleshwar Temple AARTI?
It is necessary to take a token (ticket) a day before Bharat Aarati is present. The token can be obtained in two types.
- Visiting the Aarti Counter at the Mahakaleshwar Mandir
At the Bharti Aarti counter, take the form from 10.30 to 12.30 in the morning by showing the identity card (Aadhar card). Fill the correct information in it and submit the photocopies of the Aadhaar card between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm. If the form is approved, then SMS is received on mobile after 7 pm. Even from 7.30 to 10 a.m. By sending the SMS, you are given a token of the burnt aarti. Aarti’s ticket on the counter is on the first come first serve basis. The token is given in free.
The cost for online is 100 RS.
Places & Temple of sight of Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple:
- Shri Big Ganeshji
In front of the Mahakaleshwar, there is a temple of big Ganesha in front of the discourse hall.
- Harisiddhi Temple
It is 700 meters away from Mahakaleshwar.
- Ram Ghat
Ramghat is built on the 300-meter-long Dwari Kshipra river from Harshidhi temple.
- Shri Chintamani Ganesh Temple
It is 5 km from Ramghat.
- Maharishi Sandeepani Ashram
Sandipani Ashram is situated on the Mangalnath Marg from Mahakaleshwar.
- Maa Gadhkalika Mandir
Maa Gadhkalika Mandir is located at a distance of 1 kilometer from Sandipani Ashram.
- Mangal Nath Temple
Ujjain is said to be the mother of Mars. In the person’s horoscope, Mars is undesirable, they come to read the worship here for the peace of Mars. On every Maglawar, there is a lot of devotees here.
- Kalbhairav Temple
It is situated at a distance of 1 km from Sandipani Ashram.
- Dwarkadhish Gopal Mandir
It is situated at a distance of 1 km from the Mahakaleshwar.
WHERE TO BOOK THE ROOM IN UJJAIN Mahakaleshwar Temple Trust?
There are many budget Dharmashala, Dormitories & Bhavans near the temple.
There all have good accommodation facilities.
HOW TO REACH UJJAIN Mahakaleshwar Temple:-
- By air service
The nearest airport to Ujjain is Ahilyabai Holkar Airport of Indore. Airplanes fly all major cities of the country. Ujjain is 55 km away from Indore.
- By rail
Ujjain is connected to all major railway stations in India. Trains run from Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Jaipur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ratlam, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jammu and many major cities.
- By bus, taxi
Ujjain is connected by public buses of state transport.