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Temples in Ujjain

Today, Ujjain abounds in temples, hoary old tradition attached to each of them. But though most of them have been built upon sites of antiquity, none of them has survived in the original splendor. Desecrated and despoiled time and time again, the structures that stand today are of more recent date, renovated or rebuilt over the years. And yet, the temples form an integral part of the city and contribute to the continuity of Ujjain’s tradition of greatness.

Shri Chintaman Ganesh Temple Shri Chintaman Ganesh Temple

The temple is built across the Shipra on the Fatehabad railway line. The Ganesh idol and enshrined here is supposed to be swayambhu – born of itself. The temple itself is believed to be of considerable antiquity. Riddhi and Siddhi, the consorts of Ganesha, are seated on either side of Ganesha.

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Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple

The presiding deity of time, Shiva, in all his splendour reigns eternal in Ujjain.The temple of Mahakaleshwar, its shikhara soaring into the skies, evokes primordial awe and reverence with its majesty.

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Harsiddhi Temple Harsiddhi Temple

This temple occupies a special place in the galaxy of ancient sacred spots of Ujjain. Seated between the idols of Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati, the idol of Annapurna is painted in dark vermilion colour. The Sri Yantra, the symbol of power or shakti, is also enshrined in the temple.

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Bade Ganesh Temple Bade Ganesh Temple

This temple situated above the tank near the Mahakaleshwar temple, enshrines a huge artistic sculpture of Ganesh, the son of Shiva. An idol of this size and beauty is rarely to be found. The middle of the temple is adorned by an idol of the pancha-mukhi (five faced) Hanuman.

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Ram-Janardan Temple Ram-Janardan Temple

Idols of Rama; Lakshmana and Sita in the Rama-temple and that of Janardana-Vishnu in the Janardana-temple belong to the seventeenth century. Both the temples present an attractive look from the point of view of their structural art.

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Nagarkot Ki Rani Temple Nagarkot Ki Rani Temple

Nagarkot Ki Rani is the guardian deity of the south-west corner of ancient Ujjaiyini. This is a place of some archaeological importance. Many popular tales of Vikramaditya and Bharthihari are associated with this place. The place is associated with the traditions of Natha Cult also.

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Chaubis Khamba Mata Temple Chaubis Khamba Mata Temple

According to old tradition Chaubis Khamba constituted the majestic entrance gate of Mahakala-Vana. Remains of the boundary-wall are also in existence near this gate. Architectural design, of the twenty four ornate columns, belongs to the ninth or tenth century AD.

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Navagraha Triveni (Shani Temple) Navagraha Triveni (Shani Temple)

Situated on the Triveni Ghat of the Shipra, the temple is located away from the old site of Ujjaini town. It is dedicated to the nine planets, attracts large crowds on new moon days falling on Saturdays.

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Gadhkalika Temple Gadhkalika Temple

Situated about 2 miles from the city of Ujjain, the deity in this temple is believed to have been worshipped by Kalidasa. The legend goes that he was an idiot and it is by his devotion to the goddess Kalika that he acquired great literary skills.

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Shri Gopal Mandir Shri Gopal Mandir

This huge temple is situated in the middle of the big market square. It was constructed by Bayajibai Shinde, the queen of Maharajah Daulat Rao Shinde in the 19th century. It is a beautiful example of Maratha architecture. The sanctum sanctorum is inlaid with marble and doors are silver plated.

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Mangalnath Temple Mangalnath Temple

This temple is situated away from the bustle of the city and can be reached through a winding road. The temple looks upon a vast expanse of the Shipra waters and fills the onlooker with an indescribable sense of peace. Mangalnath is regarded as the birth place of Mars, according to the Matsya Purana.

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Sandipani Ashram Sandipani Ashram

The fact that ancient Ujjain apart from its political and religious importance, enjoyed the reputation of being a great seat of learning as early as the Mahabharata period is borne out by the fact that, Lord Krishna and Sudama received regular instruction in the ashram of Guru Sandipani.

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Shri Kaal Bhairav Temple Shri Kaal Bhairav Temple

The worship of the eight Bhairavas is a part of Saivite tradition and the chief among them is Kal Bhairava, believed to have been built by King Bhadresen, on the banks of the Shipra.

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Shri Siddhwat Temple Shri Siddhwat Temple

This enormous banyan tree on the banks of the Shipra, has been vested with religious sanctity as the Akashyavat in Prayag and Gaya, Vanshivat of Vrindavan and the Panchavata of Nasik. Thousands of pilgrims take a dip in the Shipra from the bathing ghat built here.

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ISKCON Temple ISKCON Temple

Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan Mandir is certainly the manifestation of HH Bhakti Charu Swami’s heart, with exquisitely beautiful deities, a befittingly gorgeous opulent temple, a flourishing Tulsi garden and attractive lush flower gardens, as if enveloping the temple awaiting to serve The Divine Couple. HH Bhakti Charu Swami had the temple erected from rough rocky ground to a breathtakingly beautiful marble temple, in an unbelievable and historical 10 months and 20 days! The temple is made from the finest of marbles which HH Bhakti Charu Swami personally selected from the very famous Marble mines of Makarana. It is marble from this very place that was used to build one of the seven wonders of the world - The Taj Mahal!

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Pir Matsyendranath Pir Matsyendranath

This is an extremely attractive spot on the banks of the Shipra quite close to the Bhartihari Caves and the Gadkalika Temple. It is dedicated to the memory of one of the great leaders of the Natha sect of Saivism-Matsyendranath.

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Other Religious Places in Ujjain

  • The central island of Rudrasagar
  • Vikrant Bhairav
  • Navagraha Temple of Saturn
  • Shri Gaby Hanuman Temple
  • Shri Ram Temple
  • Shri Yogmaya Temple
  • Maharajwada
  • Shri Anant Narayan Temple
  • Ranjeet Hanuman Temple
  • Satyanarayan Temple
  • Jagdish Temple
  • Shrinathji Temple
  • Parshuram Temple
  • Chardham Temple
  • Tower Square
  • 84 Mahadev Temple
  • Bohra the Rosa
  • Mukteshwar Mahadev
  • Bijasen Mata Temple
  • Yogeshwari temple
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Chausath Yogini Mata
  • Museum
  • Planetarium
  • Kothi Palace
  • Padampura Jain Temple
  • Laxmi Narayan Temple
  • Tapobhumi
  • Shri Nav Durga Temple
  • Shri Tirupati Dham Temple
  • Vaishya Tekri
  • Baba Ramdev Temple

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travels Ujjain is a city, in Madhya Pradesh state of India.

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