Meghnadeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Meghnadeshwar Form of Shiva – 23rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain
Meghnadeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Meghnadeshwar Mahadev will reach Rudralok – an abode of Shiva.
The temple dedicated to Meghnadeshwar Mahadev is located at Chhota Sharafa (near Narsingh Temple) in Ujjain.
This form of Shiva is associated with the rains.
Meghnadeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 23rd temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.
Story of Meghnadeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
Once there was a severe drought on earth. There was no water and food to be found. Living beings started killing and eating each other.
Devas then reached Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain) and offered prayers to a Shivling. Soon rain clouds appeared on the sky. There was rain for several days. It washed away the sins of the people and their rulers. Vegetation appeared again.
Devas were happy and sang praise of Shiva. They named the Shivling Meghnadeshwar Mahadev.
It is believed that desires will be fulfilled after offering prayers to the Shivling.