Apsareshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Apsareshwar Form of Shiva – 17th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Apsareshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Apsareshwar Mahadev will be blessed with the material comfort that they are seeking.

The temple dedicated to Apsareshwar Mahadev is located at Patni Bazar on the northern side of Modi ki gali in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Apsara Rambha.

Apsareshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 17th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.



Story of Apsareshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
Apsara Rambha was once cursed by Indra, the king of Devas. She fell on earth and was in a sad state. On earth, she met Sage Narada. He asked Rambha to offer prayers to a particular Shivling at Mahakaal Vana (Ujjain) which is famous for desire fulfillment.

Rambha performed pujas before the Shivling and she was able to please Mahadev. She got back her position in heaven and blessings of Shiva.

It is also believed that Apsara Urvashi was able to marry king Puru after offering prayers here.

As Apasaras got their desire fulfilled, the Shivling came to be known as Apsareshwar Mahadev.