Chavaneshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Chavaneshwar Form of Shiva – 30th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Chavaneshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that those worshipping Chavaneshwar Mahadev will have all their sins washed away.

The temple dedicated to Chavaneshwar Mahadev is located near the Idgah in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated King Shayathi.

Chavaneshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 30th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Chavaneshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Rishi Chyawan performed intense austerities on a riverbank in a forest. He lost all count of time. His body was covered with mud. Anthill grew all around him. Only visible part of his body was his eyes. Sukanya, the daughter of King Shayathi, reached the spot one day.

She was fascinated by the two shining stones on the anthill. It was actually the eyes of Rishi Chyawan.

Sukanya tried to remove it using a sharp twig. This blinded the Rishi. He cursed the kingdom to face all sorts of adversities.

Soon the soldiers of the kingdom fell ill. There was commotion all around.

King Shayathi went to Mahkaal Vana and performed intense austerities. Shiva appeared before him and gave redemption. All the sins were cleared and peace returned to the kingdom.

The Shivling to which the king offered prayers came to be known as Chavaneshwar Mahadev.