--> Skip to main content

Chandradityeshwar Mahadev – Chandradityeshwar Form of Shiva

Chandradityeshwar Mahadev is worshipped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh and in Orissa. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain. This form is associated with Chandra, the moon god and Aditya, the sun god. It is also associated with Shiva defeating Demon Shambarasur.

The temple dedicated to Chandradityeshwar Mahadev is located within in the Mahakaleshwar temple complex.

The popular belief is that worshipping this form of Shiva will help in redemption of sins. People also get to live in Chandra lok or Surya lok after their death..

Chandradityeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 72nd temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Chandradityeshwar Mahadev Story

Demon Shambarasur defeated the Devas and took over the heaven. All the devas went into hiding. Surya and Chandra also went into hiding. Surya and Chandra then performed intense austerities to please Vishnu.

Bhagvan Vishnu appeared before them and asked them to go to Ujjain and offer prayers to a Shivling that is located north of Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple.

He told them that the fire that will emanate from the Shivling will kill demon Shambarasur.

Chandra and Surya then offered prayers to the Shivling. In due course of time a fire emanated from the Shivling and it annihilated demon Shambarasur and his entire army. Thus Devas got back heaven due to the courage of Surya and Chandra

Then a voice in the heaven announced that the Shivling to which Chandra and Surya offered prayers will be henceforth known as Chandradityeshwar Mahadev.