Why Ujjain Is Famous


Lord Shiva is said to be the God of death and time. In Sanskrit language, Kala means both time and death. The one who defeats time and death both is known as Mahakal. Lord Shiva conquers time and death, so he is the worthy of bearing this name.

Why Ujjain Mahakal is so famous?

Mahakal is the only jyotirlinga facing the south, while all the other jyotirlingas face east. This is because the direction of death is believed to be the south. In fact, people worship Mahakaleshwar to prevent an untimely death.

Which item is famous in Ujjain?

Ujjain is quite famous for Pani Puris, Jalebi, Kulfi, Aloo tikka Chhole, and many more. You can find all these dishes in the Tower Chowk area of Ujjain.


Why is Ujjain navel of earth?

As per the Surya Siddhanta, a 4th-century astronomical treatise, Ujjain is geographically situated at the precise spot where the zero meridian of longitude and the Tropic of Cancer intersect. This is why it was considered the navel of the earth, and is called the Greenwich of India.

What is the story behind Mahakaleshwar Temple?

A local legend says that there once was a king called Chandrasena who ruled Ujjain and was a Shiva devotee. The Lord appeared in his Mahakal form and destroyed his enemies. Upon the request of his devotees, Shiva agreed to reside in the city and become its chief deity.

Can we touch Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling?

Any time you go , you will be allowed to go in Grabh Grah except when Aarti or Shriangar is going on and you can do Abhishek and touch the Holy Jyotirlinga.

Why King does not stay in Ujjain?

The belief is that Mahakal or Lord Shiva is the king of Ujjain and another ruler (CM or members of royal family) can’t stay during the night in the city. If they do so, something bad will happen to them, goes the myth. Similar myth prevails in the Kadamgiri Hill in Madhya Pradesh.

Is it compulsory to wear Saree in Ujjain?

Yes Saree is the compulsory dress for girls and ladies. Pooja samagri is available outside the temple.

Which movie is shooted in Ujjain?

1. The Cycle Girl (2023)

Which god drink alcohol in Ujjain?

Kal Bhairav
Kal Bhairav, the presiding deity of a small shrine in the temple town of Ujjain, guzzles liquor like any old tippler.


ladies can go just after bhasma aarti finishes for offering jal n milk etc to Lord Mahakal. its just that you need to wait in line for around 2-3 hours in line depending on traffic. over a year ago. Ladies can enter inside and take Darshan but they must wear Saree!! that is mandatory.


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