Nagachandreshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Nagachandreshwar Form of Shiva – 19th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Nagachandreshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Nagachandreshwar Mahadev will find redemption to the harshest of sins.

The temple dedicated to Nagachandreshwar Mahadev is located at Nagnath ki gali at Patni Bazar in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Sage Narada and Devas.

Nagachandreshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 19th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.


Story of Nagachandreshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Legend has it that Indra, the king of Devas, wanted to know about the holiest spot on earth. He inquired about it to Sage Narada. The sage without any hesitation told Indra that the holiest spot on earth is Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain) where Shiva resides as Mahakaleshwar.

All the devas immediately departed for Mahakaal Vana on their vehicles. But they could not find a spot on Mahakaal Vana to land their vehicles. Everywhere they could only see Shivlings.

They could not land in Mahakaal Vana because of the sins they had committed in this and previous births.

The Devas then saw a brilliant man heading towards the sky. He had attained Shivalok through his intense austerities.

Devas enquired how he was able to find a spot in Mahakaal Vana which is filled with millions of Shivlings.

The man then told them to offer prayers to Nagachandreshwar Mahadev. The Devas performed austerities in front of Nagachandreshwar Mahadev. They thus found redemption and were allowed to move freely in Mahakaal Vana, the holiest spot on earth.