8 Secrets about Mahakaleshwar Temple,  Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, representing the radiant form of Lord Shiva.

It is located on the banks of the Shipra River and holds immense religious significance in Hinduism.

The temple's lingam is believed to be swayambhu (self-manifested) and holds a unique lingam shape, unlike other Jyotirlingas.

Mahakaleshwar is renowned for its Bhasma Aarti, where ash (bhasma) from the cremation grounds is used in the ritual worship of Lord Shiva.

The temple's architecture reflects Maratha and Paramara styles, with a five-tiered shikara dominating its structure.

Mahakaleshwar Temple has an underground sanctum, accessible only during the Bhasma Aarti, adding to its mystical aura.

It houses a unique idol of Lord Ganesha with its trunk pointing to the right, considered highly auspicious.

The temple is a focal point during the Kumbh Mela and the Simhastha Kumbh, attracting millions of devotees during these sacred gatherings.