Gangeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Gangeshwar Form of Shiva – 42nd Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Gangeshwar 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 Gangeshwar form of Shiva is equal to visiting all the sacred teerths on earth.

The temple dedicated to Gangeshwar Mahadev is located at Khargata Sangam (Mangalnath ghat).
This form of Shiva is associated with the descent of Ganga on Earth.

Gangeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 42nd temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Gangeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
Legend has it that once River Ganga was cursed by the sea god. River Ganga approached Brahma to find a solution to the curse.

Brahma asked Ganga to go to Mahakaal Vana (Ujjain) and do penance before a Shivling located on the banks of Shipra River.

Ganga reached Ujjain and did penance before the Shivling. She was relieved from the curse and got darshan of Shiva here.

As Ganga did penance here, the Shivling came to be known as Gangeshwar Mahadev.