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Introduction

Ujjain is considered as one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, naming itself as a high-flying centre of religious activities for over 2,000 years. Ujjain as a great devout centre on the banks of river Shipra in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh comes regarded as a divine place since time of commemoration.

Among the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India, Ujjain is plentiful to avail both  historical and religious stances. Also it is a site for the triennial Kumbh Mela. This holy city comes noted for its ancient monuments including Hindu temples, taking you to the most addresses of God such as ISKON Temple, Mahakaleshwar Temple and Bhadrakali Temple.


History

The story goes back when the nectar was discovered. There was a chase between the Gods and the demons to have the nectar first to win over the immortality. During this chase a drop of nectar fell on Ujjain. Thus this holy city was originated.
Apart from this mythical story, the city stands by a long and dignified history. This city was ruled by the legendary rulers including the renowned king Chandragupta II, outstanding scholars such as Brahmagupta and Bhakaracharya.


Major Tourist Attractions in Ujjain


Mahakaleshwar Temple

This Godly abode is the most crucial divine shrine in Ujjain and is the most visited tourist temple in India like other 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to lord Shiva. The Shiva linga in the temple gets idolised all over India because it symbolises as Shiva’s incarnate power on earth. Mahakaleshwar temple has a main idol of Omkareshwara Shiva and it also admires for the finely carving images of Ganesha, Parvati, Kartikeya and Shiva’s Bull, Nandi.


Harsiddhi Temple

It appears out as an ancient shrine in Ujjain that dedicates to Goddess Annapurna (fulfiller of all human wishes). The symbol of power, Shri Yantra is enshrined in the temple. During Maratha period, the temple became re-designed. Here you may see Maratha’s fine architecture on the falls and pillars of the temple.


Vikram Kirti Mandir

This temple is really a cultural centre that has an archaeological museum and an art Gallery. It also has a Scindia Oriental Research Institute that has more than 18, 000 manuscripts in the various fields. Vikram Kirti Mandir got built in the memory of King Vikramaditya for its inimitable justice in the world. Besides the illustrated manuscripts, this houses a rare assemblage of Mughal and Rajput paintings.


Kal Bhairava Temple

This temple is an abode of ferocious manifestation of Lord Shiva in Ujjain. Kal Bhairava Temple has a Shiva linga under a banyan tree of the temple and opposite to the statue of Nandi Bull. It also shows beauteous sculptures of other deities along with Lord Vishnu. The temple premises come to a merry humour when this shrine gets packed with ardent devotees on the eve of Mahashivaratri.


Climate

Ujjain stands to an extreme climatic conditions of very hot summers and chilly cold winters. Ujjain comes up with ruthless temperatures going up to a maximum level of 45°C in Summer. During November to February there are enjoyable temperature of about 20°C in wintertime. The best period to visit Ujjain is from October to March.


How to Reach

By Air:The nearest airport to reach Ujjain is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore. It comes positioned 55 km away from Ujjain. Connected to the major cities to the country by public and private domestic airlines, this airport makes no wrinkles to its travellers when to commute.

By Rail: Ujjain is an important railway station in Western railway zone. It happens well-connected to all major railway stations in India, availing its direct train services to Bhopal, Malwa, Indore, Delhi and many others.

By Road: MPSRTC avails the public bus services from Indore to Ujjain. Ujjain links well by regular bus services also.


Ujjain adds one more interesting page to India' s religion!



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