Kutumbeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Kutumbeshwar Mahadev will be blessed with healthy children.
The temple dedicated to Kutumbeshwar Mahadev is located at Singhpuri in Ujjain.
This form of Shiva is associated with King Kutumbeshwar.
Kutumbeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 14th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.
Story of Kutumbeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
During the churning of ocean by Asuras and Devas, the deadly poison Halhala that appeared as a result was consumed by Shiva to save the world. He later deposited the poison in Shipra River.
Shipra River deposited the poison in the Kameshwar Shivling at Mahakaal Vana (ancient name of Ujjain).
The Shivling started emitting poison and killed Shiva devotees.
When Shiva came to know about this, he brought back to life the dead Shiva devotees.
He also blessed the Shivling and stated that from today onwards the Shivling will grant good health and healthy off springs.
As prayers offered here helps in expanding the family, the Shivling came to be known as Kutumbeshwar Mahadev.