|Ujjain Mahakali (Garh kali/Garh kalika - Local name) is one of the eighteen Shakti peethas. |
The Oordhvoshtha (Upper lip) of Devi fell here.
She is the Shakti of Mahakala (Mahakaleshwar).
She is the Goddess worshiped by the great poet Kalidasa.
Ujjayinyam mahakali mahakaleshvareshvari /
Kshipratirasthita mata vanchitarthapradayini //
INDIA>MADHYA PRADESH>UJJAINI DISTRICT>UJJAINI CITY.
It is located in the Malwa platue on the "Tropic of cąncer".
Nearest Bus station: Ujjaini.
Nearest Railway station: Ujjaini.
Nearest Air port: Indore.
Northern corner of the city Ujjaini>Bhairav garh (Bherugarh)>Near the bank of the river (K)shipra>On a small hillock anciently called as Ratnachala/Bhairava parvata.
In the temple, idol of Mahakali is placed in between the idols of Mahalakshmi and Saraswati.
The temple of Sthirman ganesh is beside the temple of Garhkali.
Hanumatkeshwar Shiva linga is near the temple of Garhkali.
Simheshwar Shiva linga is in the temple of Sthirman ganesh.
See the temple of Ujjain Mahakali in Google map
Mahakali is described as Rakta dantika/Chamunda in Skanda purana.
Demon Andhakasura, the ruler of Ujjaini in olden days, has a special power. In the battle field if his blood touches the earth, from each drop of blood a new Andhakasura will develop. Lord Shiva opposed Andhakasura pleased by the prayers of gods. Maha vinayaka (Sthirman ganesh) controlled the demon. Shiva pierced the chest of the demon with his Trishula. The blood produced numerous new Andhakasuras. With her Matrikas Mahakali appeared. All of them drank the blood. Mahakali drank all the blood and ate all the new Andhakasuras developed. Shiva lifted the demon in to the sky and burned him with the fire from his Third eye. Andhakasura accepted the defeat. prąyed the Lord. Shiva transformed him in to Bhringi and blessed him. The whole world became free of demons.
Every year in the month of Ashviyja, Navaratri festival will be conducted in the temple.
1.Kama beejakshara japa.
2.Navakshara mantra japa.
3.Saptashati stotra pathana.
Ashadha Navaratri festival is useful to get the grace of Mahakali.