Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Ujjain is an ancient city situated on the eastern banks of the Shipra river in the Malwa region. It is considered one of the holiest cities of India and also famous as the temple city of India. It is largely thronged by the Hindu devotees due to the presence of numerous big and small religious places to visit here. Ujjain is not just about the temples, this city also marks the ancient history. It is also the venue for the famed Kumbh Mela, the largest peace gathering on the planet that attracts 100 million people to the festival. | Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India |

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Ujjain is an enigmatic place where five crore visitors discover the city during the Ujjain Simhasth every year. The Kumbh Mela in Ujjain is the terrestrial reality of a religious spectacle with the celestial phenomenon of the samudhra-Manthan – churning of the ocean and the search for the nectar – Amritham. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in Ujjain that is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva. This temple is situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar Lake with the presiding deity of Shiva in the lingam form also known as Swayambhu.

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

The Kalbhairava temple in Ujjain is believed to be associated with the cult of Tantra of Hinduism. Many Sadhus can be spotted around the temple with ash-smudged bodies and long matted hair on a regular basis. According to legends, the bull was given to Shiva and Parvati as a wedding present from King Daksha, the father of Goddess Parvati. The temple comes to life especially on the festival of Mahashivratri when devotees congregate in great numbers.

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

October to March are the best months to visit Ujjain as the weather is pleasant and windy. It is the perfect time for sightseeing as the entire place looks spellbinding with temperatures hovering at a pleasant 20-degree Celcius. During winters the whole town is enveloped in mist when the mornings are chill and nights face frigid temperatures. Summers are comparatively torrid with temperatures reaching as high as 45-degree Celsius like other parts of Madhya Pradesh.

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Chintaman Ganesh Temple situated on the bank of River Shipra on the Fatehabad railway line is one of the most visited places in Ujjain. The Ganesh idol enshrined here is supposed to be Swayambhu (born of itself). It is an ancient temple that has been done artistically. Worshippers throng to this temple because the deity here is traditionally known as Chintaharan Ganesh meaning “the assurer of freedom from worldly anxieties”.

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

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Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

Glimpses of Ujjain: The Temple city of India

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Roshan Dibya Ranjan

Hi! I’m Roshan. I started my travels without any plans to unknown destinations. I always believe that ‘We live only once’. So I try to make most of my life by traveling around the world. travel and photography is just an integral part of my life. For me, as a photographer ‘Every face has a story to tell’.

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