Kantheshwar Mahadev – About Kantheshwar Form of Shiva - 54th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Kantheshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Kantheshwar Form of Shiva will help in removal of all troubles.  Worship of this form will help in getting a place near Shiva.

The temple dedicated to Kantheshwar Mahadev is located at Piplinaka.

This form of Shiva is associated with King Satya Vikram.

Kantheshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 54th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.



Story of Kantheshwar Mahadev
Legend has it that King Satya Vikram lost his kingdom to enemies and was living in the forest for a long period. One day he happened to meet to Sage Vasishta. When the king narrated his sad tale, the Sage asked him to go to Mahakal Van (present day Ujjain) and meet a holy person who is meditating there.

The king met the holy person. He tried to divert the king’s attention by showing and offering him numerous materialistic things. However, the king was unmoved.

The holy man then asked the king to offer prayers to Kantheshwar Mahadev. After offering prayers, the king was able to defeat his enemies and overcome all difficulties. The king ruled his kingdom for several years and finally attained moksha and got a seat near Shiva.

It is believed that mere sight of Kantheshwar Mahadev (by a person who follows Dharma) will help in removal of all problems.