One of Holiest Jyotirlingas
“Mahakaleshwar Temple” is dedicated to the largely revered God – Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India and is designed just as intricately as the other 11 are.
The only thing that can rival the number of temples in this town is the sheer number of legends and myths associated with it.
Best Places to Visit in Ujjain
Madhav Nagar Tower
Madhav Nagar Tower is a major landmark in Ujjain. This elegant clock tower was built in the early 20th century by Madho Rao Scindia.
As the city got increasingly crowded, Madho Rao offered the land around the tower to new settlers. A post office now functions from the first two floors of the tower. Apart from this landmark, Ujjain has a plethora of temples that will primarily make up your itinerary for the city.
Bada Ganpati Temple
Located next to the Mahakal Temple complex, on the road leading to Harsiddhi Temple, is Bada Ganapati Temple. It enshrines a massive 4-m tall idol of Ganesha. In one of the chambers one can see a beautiful four-faced brass idol of Vishnu.
Half a kilometer west of Harsiddhi is the modern Chardham Temple, built in 1994. The four garbhagrihas of this imposing temple enshrine the deities of the four holiest Hindu pilgrimages – Dwarka, Badrinath, Rameshwaram, and Jagannath-Puri. A pilgrimage to this temple is said to bestow in the devotee the virtues borne out of visiting these four sites.
The temple complex houses an artificial cave that replicates the environment in which the sages meditated in the Himalayas. It also has floats where battery-operated wooden figures enact scenes from Lord Krishna`s life.