If you are going to visit Baba Mahakaleshwar, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas built in the 6th century BCE, located near the holy Salila Shipra beach in Ujjain, the pilgrimage of Madhya Pradesh, then know something important.
* Kaal has two meanings – time and death. Mahakal is called ‘Mahakal’ because in ancient times, the standard time of the entire world was determined from here.
That is why this Jyotirlinga is named ‘Mahakaleshwar’. According to the legend, the establishment of this Shivling is associated with the legend of King Chandrasen and Gop-Balak.
Alusubah Bhasma Aarti is performed daily during the Mahakal period of Kaalas. The specialty of this aarti is that it is made up of Lord Mahakal with the help of fresh dead. Booking is done in advance to attend this Aarti.
After seeing Mahakal, Juna must definitely visit Mahakal. According to some people, when there was a possibility of ruining this Shivling during the Mughal period, the priests had hidden it and replaced it with another Shivling and started worshiping it.
Later, he installed that Shivling in the same place as , which is today called ‘Juna Mahakal’. However, according to some, this was done to protect the original Shivling from erosion.
Of the 12 Jyotirlingas, Mahakal is the only best Shivalinga. It is said that ‘Akash Tarakan Lingam Pataale Hatkeswaram’. Bhlokke ma mahakalo lindgatraya namostu te. ”That is, Taraka Shivling in the sky, Hatkeshwar Shivling in Patal and Mahakaleshwar on earth is the only accepted Shivling. The Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga presently is divided into 3 sections.
There is Mahakaleshwar in the lower section, Omkareshwar in the middle section and Sri Nagachandreshwar Temple in the upper section. Visions of Nagachandreshwar Shivling are allowed once a year on the day of Nagpanchami.
There is an ancient pool in the temple complex. In the sanctum sanctorum there is a huge Dakshinamukhi Shivling of Lord Mahakaleshwar.
Along with this, the sanctum sanctorum has enticing idols of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha and Karthikeya.
The Nandi lamp is installed in the sanctum sanctorum, which is always burning. In the huge room in front of the sanctum sanctorum, Nandi’s statue stands.
There is only one king of Ujjain and that is Mahakal Baba. Since Vikramaditya’s rule, no king can stay here at night. Whoever has this audacity,
He was surrounded by crises and killed. According to the legend and legend of throne Battisi, no king stops here since the time of King Bhoja.
Even today, no king, chief minister and prime minister etc. can stay here at night. Raja http://Mahakal visits the city every Monday in the month of Shravan.
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