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Brahmeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Brahmeshwar Form of Shiva - One of the 84 Mahadev Temples in Ujjain

Brahmeshwar Mahadev is one of the manifestations of Shiva. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Skanda Purana. Brahmeshwar Mahadev Shivling is worshipped at Khatiwada in Ujjain

Lord Brahma worshipped this Shivling to defeat Demon Puloma. Hence the name Brahmeshwar Mahadev.

Information about Brahmeshwar Mahadev is rare and what little we know is found in the Skanda Purana.

Brahmeshwar Mahadev is one of the 84 Mahadev temples in Ujjain and it is the 65th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Temples dedicated to Brahmeshwar Form of Shiva is also found in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

Story of Brahmeshwar Form of Shiva

Legend has it that Demon Puloma attained invincible powers through various boons. He reached Sheerasagara to attack Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu. Brahma realized that the demon is unconquerable and he should alert Vishnu.

Vishnu realized the danger and told Brahma that Puloma was armed with several boons and the only way to annihilate him was by sprinkling water blessed by Shiva.

To attain the holy water, Vishnu asked Brahma to go to Mahakal forest and offer prayers to a Shivling located north of Chavaneshwar Mahadev.

Brahma did as told by Vishnu. He offered prayers to the Shivling. Shiva appeared and presented the holy water to Brahma.

He immediately carried the water to Sheerasagara and sprinkled it on the army led by Puloma. The water destroyed the demon and his army.

As Brahma offered prayers to the Shivling, it came to be known as Brahmeshwar Mahadev.

It is believed that those who offer prayers to the Shivling will attain Brahmalok.