Kalkaleshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Kalkaleshwar Form of Shiva – 18th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Kalkaleshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Kalkaleshwar Mahadev will never have to face fights in life.

The temple dedicated to Kalkaleshwar Mahadev is located at Modi ki gali in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with a fight between Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Kalkaleshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 18th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.



Story of Kalkaleshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
Once, Lord Shiva made fun of the skin tone of Goddess Parvati. He told her that she was kali, or had dark complexion. This led to a big fight between the divine couple. The entire universe shook and there was chaos all around. All living beings prayed for peace.

Then a Shivling appeared on earth and it brought peace in the universe.

As the Shivling brought peace in the universe, the Devas called it Kalkaleshwar Mahadev.

It is believed that those offering prayers to the Shivling will have constant peace in their life.