Ujjain temples

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Ujjain temples

Postby Admin on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:08 am

Ujjain is one of the very ancient cities in India. It has Mahakal Jyotirlinga, two Shaktipeethas and numerous other temples. Skanda purana describes four rivers(Kshipra, Navanadi, Neela ganga, Gandhavati), eighty four Jyotirlingas, eight Bhairavas, eleven Rudras, twelve Adityas, six Vinayakas, twenty four Devis, ten Vishnus present in Ujjaini. This article is dedicated to cover some important temples out of them.

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Kal bhairav - Ujjain

Postby Admin on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:24 am

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Offering of Wine to Lord Kala bhaira
Kala bhairava is the Kshetra palaka of Ujjain.

Location of Kal bhairav temple in Ujjain:

In the northern corner of the city Ujjaini>Bhairav garh>
On the bank of river (K)shipra.

Kal bhairav temple:

The temple of Kal bhairav is very big and resembles a fort.
There is a temple of Patala bhairavi in the temple campus, under the earth.
The temple of Vikranta bhairav is near by this temple.
The temple of Naraditya is near by this temple.

Sthala purana of Kala bhairava:

Kala bhairava is one of the Ashta bhairavas.
Mahakaleshwar kílled the demon Andhakasura in the form of Maha bhairava. Maha bhairava is surrounded by Ashta bhairavas,named Kala raja(Kala bhairav), Kama raja, Soma raja, Vidya raja, Swachhanda raja, Lalita raja, Vighna raja(Sthirman ganesh), Mangala raja(Mangal nath).

Kala bhairava Sadhana:

The Kal bhairav temple is famous for Tantric style of worship.
Wine is offered to Kal bhairav as Naivedya (Vamachara sadhana).

Siddhavat - Ujjain

Postby Srihari on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:42 am

Siddha vat is a holy fig tree. Beneath this tree there idols of Siddha nath and Sapta matrikas are present. Siddheshwar, Kathandeshwar, Badaleshwar are important Shiva lingas that are present near Siddha vat. Siddha vat is famous for doing Karma kanda in Ujjaini.

Location of Siddha vat in Ujjain:

In the Northern corner of city Ujjaini>
On the bank of river (K)shipra.

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Siddhavat
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Ganesh at Siddhavat

Sthala purana:

Siddha vat is described in Skanda purana comparing with the Akshay vat of Prayaga. It is told that it will live even after the end of the world.

This is the tree from which Mahakali(Chamunda) and other Matrikas(Brahmi, Maheshwari, Koumari, Vaishnavi, Indri, Yamya) appeared and kílled the demon Andhakasura.

This place is called as Adi gaya, from which the the original Gaya originated.

This is the place where Lord Shiva conducted the ceremony of removing the first hair(Chuda karma) of his son Skanda. Thus, this place is also called as Jata bhadra teertha.

This is the place where Lord Skanda has thrown his Shakti ayudha, after kílling the demon Taraka. Thus, this place is also called as Shakti bheda teertha.

Sadhana:

This place is best for the worship of Sapta matrikas.
This place is best for Chuda karma and Karma kandas.

Mangalnath temple

Postby nvm on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:51 am

Mangal nath is the temple of Mangala graha(Mars). It is the most important of all eighty four Jyotirlingas of Ujjaini.

Location of Mangalnath temple in Ujjain:

In the Northern corner of city Ujjaini>
Near Khargat sangam>
On a small hillock named as Ratnachala/Bhairava parvata.
This area is of the highest altitude in Ujjaini.

Description of Mangalnath temple:

The temple has a few steps to reach it.
The Mangal nath Shiva linga is said to be made up of a special mineral(Dhatu nirmita).
There mother of Mangal nath, Prithvi devi(Bhoumeshwari devi) is also present in the temple.

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Sthala purana:

Lord Mahakaleshwar kílled the demon, Andhakasura. In that battle, sweat came out from the fore head of Shiva, and fell on the earth(Prithvi). From that sweat, Mangala graha(Kuja) took birth. Prithvi devi gave milk and grown him as her child.
Kuja did a big Tapasya. Mahakaleshwar was pleased by that and gave him boons. He made Kuja as the king of Ujjaini.
Kuja is the first devotee of Mahakali, Mahakaleshwar, Hara siddhi and Tripurantaka.

Sadhana:

Kuja pleases by red colored items. Red cloth, Red gram, copper are used in the worship.

Ram Janardhan mandir

Postby Uma on Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:02 pm

Ram Janardhan mandir is a big temple of Lord Bala Rama and Lord Sri Krishna.

A holy pond by name Vishnu sagar is present near this temple.
Markandeshwar, Shiveshwar, Kusumeshwar, Akrureshwar Shiva lingas are present in this temple.
A temple of Lord Chitra gupta is present near by this temple.

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Ram Janardhan mandir in the Northern corner of Ujjain

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