Nripureshwar 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 Nripureshwar Form of Shiva will result in cure of all diseases. The person will also find peace and happiness.
The temple dedicated to Nripureshwar Mahadev is located at Dabri Peeda Gali in Ujjain.
This form of Shiva is associated with giving moksha or liberation to Nripur Gana.
Nripureshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 47th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.
Story of Nripureshwar Form of Shiva in Ujjain
Legend has it that once Nripur Gana visited the palace of Indra in heaven. Here he happened to witness the sensuous dance of Apsara Urvashi. Nripur was unable to control his passion and he threw flowers at Urvashi.
Urvashi complained about the behavior of Nripur Gana to Kuber. An angry, Kuber cursed Nripur to be born on earth and suffer pains of birth and death.
Nripur Gana then wandered on earth and one day had darshan of Goddess Manasa. She asked him to go to Mahakaal forest and perform prayers to a Shivling in the southern part of the forest.
Nripur performed pujas as told by the Goddess. Shiva was pleased with his devotion and gave him moksha or liberation.
As Nripur Gana offered prayers to the Shivling, it came to be known as Nripureshwar Mahadev.