Tourist Places

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 1883. Gopal Mandir is dedicated to the Blue God Krishna who is the divine herdsman, the lover of milkmaids and the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Preserver of the Universe. The Gopal ...

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Jantar Mantar

This observatory was constructed by Savai Raja JaySingh between 1725 and 1730 AD. Similar observatories were constructed by Raja Jaysingh at four other places-Delhi, Jaipur, Mathura and Varanasi. Samrat Yantra, Nadivalaya Yantra, Digansha Yantra, Shanku Yantra and Yamyottarabhitti yantra are the main instruments constructed in this observatory. Motions and orbits of the planets are studied through these instruments. On this ...

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Navagraha Shani Temple

Navagraha temples are temples devoted to Navagraha – the nine (nava) major celestial bodies (Grahas) of Hindu astronomy. These celestial bodies are named Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Chevvaai/Mangal (Mars), Budhan (Mercury), Guru/Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shukra (Venus), Shani (Saturn), Rahu (North Lunar Node) and Ketu (South Lunar Node). Shani is the Lord of Saturday and embodied in the planet Saturn. Shani Dev ...

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Kalideh Palace

The Kaliadeh Palace is one of the most famous historical landmarks of the temple town of Ujjain. The palace was built by the Sultan of Mandu long back in the year 1458 A.D. The palace is situated on an island in the heart of the River Shipra. At the time of the pindaris, the palace had been completely demolished and ...

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Chaubis Khamba Mata

Chaubis Khamba Temple which is a powerful structure of the 9th or 10th century AD. According to olden tradition this was the majestic entrance gate of the magnificient Mahakala-Vana. These guardian-deities by name Mahamaya and Mahalaya in a very graceful form guards the grand entrance of the structure. One can imagine the dimensions of the boundary-wall of the conventionally recognized ...

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Shri Pir Matsyendranath

This place is known as the tomb of Matsyendra Nath, the famous preceptor of Nath sect. Followers of Nath sect called their saints as Pir. Muslims also call their saints as pir. It is therefore that Hindus and Muslims equally adore this place . This is very attractive spot on the banks of Shipra River, quite close to the Bhartrihari ...

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Bhukhi Mata Temple

This temple is associated with the legend of King Vikramaditya to become king. Recognizing that youth are sacrificed every day the mother was hungry. The young boy was declared king of Ujjain, then hungry mother was eating it. See the sad lament of a young mother had promised her that her son’s place Vikramaditya king of the city and hungry ...

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Harsiddhi Mata Temple

One among the shaktipeeths of Hindu Mythology, Harsiddhi Temple, in Ujjain is the abode of numerous Goddesses of Hindu Pantheon. One among the fascinating aspect of this shrine is the structure which is made up of a rock smeared with turmeric paste and vermilion .The temple turns magnificent on the eve of the Navaratri festival, when hundreds of lamps on ...

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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

As per Shiva Purana, once Lord Brahma (the Hindu God of creation) and Lord Vishnu (the Hindu God of sustenance) had an argument in terms of supremacy of creation. To test them, Shiva pierced the three worlds as a huge endless pillar of light, the jyotirlinga. Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma split their ways to downwards and upwards respectively to ...

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84 Mahadeva Temples

There are 84 Gods of Ujjain, Chaurasi Mahadev (Shiva), out of them four are the dwarapalas of Mahakal. The four dwarapalas are Pingaleshwara (East), Kayavarohaneshwara (South), Vilveshwara (West) and Dardareshwara (North). 1. Agasteshwara Mahadeva 2. Gurihashwara Mahadeva 3. Dudeshwara Mahadeva 4. Damarukeshwara Mahadeva 5. Anadikalpeshwara Mahadeva 6. Swarnajaleshwara Mahadeva 7. Trivishtapeshwara Mahadeva 8. Kapaleshwara Mahadeva 9. Swargadareshwara Mahadeva 10. Karkoteshwara ...

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