Mahalayeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Mahalayeshwar Form of Shiva – 24th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Mahalayeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Mahalayeshwar Mahadev will be successful in three worlds.

The temple dedicated to Mahalayeshwar Mahadev is located at Khatriwada in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with the creation of living beings on earth.

Mahalayeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 24th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.


Story of Mahalayeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Once, Goddess Parvati wanted to know how Shiva maintains the cycle of creation. Shiva then told Goddess Parvati that he maintains the cycle of creation at Mahakaal Vana in Ujjain.

All gods and goddesses, living beings and inanimate things appear from the Mahalayeshwar Mahadev Shivling in Ujjain. At the end of a cycle, during the great deluge, they merge in the Shivling. This cycle of creation continues.