Lumpeshwar 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 Lumpeshwar form of Shiva will help in washing away sins of committed in seven births.
The temple dedicated to Lumpeshwar Mahadev is located near Khedapati Hanuman Temple at Bhairavgarh in Ujjain.
This form of Shiva is associated with giving relief to king Lumpadeep.
Lumpeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 41st temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.
Story of Lumpeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
There lived a king named Lumpadeep. Once he happened to hear about a saint who possessed a divine cow. The king wanted to own the cow. He reached the ashram of the saint along with his army and demanded the divine cow. The saint was not ready to part with his cow. In anger, the king destroyed the ashram and killed the saint.
A few hours later, the son of the saint returned and could not believe his eyes. In anger, he cursed that the person responsible for his father’s death will die of leprosy.
In due course of time, the king became a leper. He abandoned the palace and left for the forest.
Here he met Sage Narada, who asked the king to go to Mahakaal Van (Ujjain) and perform prayers to a particular Shivling.
The king reached Ujjain performed holy dip in Shipra River and did penance before the Shivling.
Soon he was cured of his leprosy.
As king Lumpadeep got relief from leprosy here, the Shivling came to be known as Lumpeshwar Mahadev.