Kundeswar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Kundeswar Form of Shiva – 40th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Kundeswar 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 Kundeswar form of Shiva will help fulfilling all desires.

The temple dedicated to Kundeswar Mahadev is located near Gomti Kund in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Kunda Shiva Gana.

Kundeswar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 40th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Kundeswar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

One day Shiva and Goddess Parvati was traveling to Mahkaal Van or Ujjain. The divine couple decided to take rest on a mountain. Shiva decided to roam around the mountain. He appointed Shiva Gan Kunda as the guard and guide of Goddess Parvati.

Shiva did not appear for a long period. Goddess Parvati asked Kunda to go in search of Shiva but he did not move as he was told by Shiva to guard Goddess Parvati.

In anger, Goddess Parvati cursed Kunda to be born on earth and suffer like human beings.

Soon Shiva returned and Goddess Parvati was sorry for cursing the obedient Kunda.

Goddess Parvati then asked Kunda to go to Ujjain and offer prayers to a particular Shivling located northern side of the city. She told the Shiva Gana that henceforth the Shivling will be known as  Kundeswar and those who offer prayers to it will have all desires fulfilled. Offer prayers here is also visiting all sacred teerths.