First impressions are not always necessarily the best. When you step into the city of Ujjain, you are not going to be regaled with a splendid sight. Instead, it will seem just like any other city in India. However, take a walk through the meandering lanes of the town to reach the banks of the Kshipra River. There, standing on a river ghat, you will finally understand why people have been visiting this city for hundreds of years.A spiritual aura hangs over Ujjain, one of the ancient cities of India. An incredible energy pulsates through the veins of Ujjain. Maybe it is due to the presence of the many temples chanting prayers in unison. Maybe, the source of the energy is mythology as Ujjain is mentioned in the Mahabharata as Ujjayini. It may also be due to its history as an ancient center of learning. According to legend, Lord Krishna had his education under Maharishi Sandipani.
Hallowed as one of the seven holy cities of the Hindu religion, Ujjain boasts of some spectacular temples. In Ujjain, you can indulge your spiritual self by becoming entranced in the chants that reverberate through the city during prayer times.
How to Get There
By Air :
The nearest airport to Ujjain is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore about 57 km away.
By Rail :
Ujjain City railway station only one km from the city. There are regular trains that connect Ujjain to other important cities in India.
By Road :
The well-known bus stations in Ujjain are Dewas Gate and NanaKheda. Distance from places;Bhopal:190 km, Mandu:143 km,Indore:55 km, Omkareshwar:133 km,
The marble walkways of the Mahakaleshwar Temple drench you in a peaceful trance as you walk towards the underground chamber of one of the holiest sites in the Hindu religion. The Mahakaleshwar is home to one of the holy jyotirlingas. There are only 12 of these jyotirlingas, which are sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva.Once you have infused yourself with the spiritual energies of the Mahakaleshwar Temple, you will be in a better position to enjoy the quite beauty of the structure. There are different shrines located around the yard dedicated to various gods and goddesses. The architectural highlight of the temple is its spire which dominates the horizon.
Radha Madan Mohan Temple
The beauty of the Radha Madan Mohan Temple lies unparalleled in Ujjain. The magnificent structure of the temple creates a mesmerizing aura around it that is just perfect for immersing yourself in spirituality.
The Shaivite cult of the Hindus considers the eight Bhairavas an important part of their worship and rituals. Out of these eight Bhairavas, Kal Bhairava holds the chief position. The Kal Bhairava temple is dedicated to this deity. The walls of the beautiful temple were once covered with some incredible paintings. Most of those paintings have been lost to the ravages of time. Fortunately, some traces of the former splendor still remain, a reminder of a more glorious age.
Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir
The magnificent Bade Ganeshji ka Mandir houses an immense statue of Lord Ganesh, the elephant headed god who presides over wisdom and prosperity. The incredible and huge idol of Lord Ganesh is awe-inspiring in its proportions. It is difficult to be the same room as the idol and not be impressed with it. Idols of his two wives flank him on either side. In the middle of the temple is located a five faced idol of Lord Hanuman, sculpted perfectly in bronze.
Being located near the Bhartrihari caves has made the Pir Matsyendranath temple look amazing. The temple itself is dedicated as a memorial to Matsyendranath, a great leader of the Nath sect of Shaivism, which itself is a Hindu cult. However, the holy spot is venerated by Muslims as well. The charming site is quite ancient as well.