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Mahakaleshwar Temple

An extremely popular temple known as “Mahakaleshwar” is located in the city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh.  Situated alongside the lake Rudra Sagar this temple is also considered to be one among the twelve jyotirlingas. Important travel information related to this “jyotrilinga temple” is as follows.

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a. Best time to visit Mahakaleshwar Temple:

The ideal time to visit this city is in between October to March when the climate is pleasant which, is reflected in the temperature which ranges from a maximum of 20 degree Celsius to a minimum of 3 degree Celsius.

b. How to reach Mahakaleshwar Temple?

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Mahakaleshwar Temple Map

1. By train:

The nearest railway station to this temple is in Ujjain. The Ujjain Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country.

2. By road:

There are a number of bus services from Ujjain that connects it to major cities in the country such as Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune etc.

3. By air:

The nearest airport to this temple is located in Indore. The Indore Airport is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Bhopal etc.

c. Religious significance:

A myth states that a demon by the name of Dushan along with kings Ripudamna and Singhaditya once attacked the devotees of Lord Shiva residing in Ujjain. In response to this unwarranted attack on his devotees Shiva in turn transformed into his “Mahakal” avatar and destroyed the demon and the kings. The aftermath of this incident was that Lord Shiva then decided to reside in this temple so as to provide protection to his devotees. This temple was supposed to have been built by Lord Brahma.

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