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Jalpeshwar form of Shiva – Story of Jalpeshwar Mahadev

Jalpeshwar Mahadev is one among the numerous forms of Shiva. Shiva in the form of Jalpeshwar is worshipped in a small shrine in Ujjain. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Skanda Purana. It is believed that offering prayers here will help in attaining moksha. This form is also worshipped for prosperity and good children.

Jalpeshwar Mahadev is one of the 84 Mahadeva temples in the city of Ujjain.

The temple is located on the way to Ranjit Hanuman.

According to Skanda Purana, prayers to Jalpeshwar form helps in attaining peace and prosperity.

Jalpeshwar Mahadev is the 66th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas in Ujjain.

Jalpeshwar Mahadev Story
Legend has it that there once lived a king named Jalp. He had five sons. The king decided to retire to forest and he therefore equally distributed his kingdom among his five sons. The king then went to the forest and started performing austerities.

One of the sons killed the other four and usurped the entire kingdom.

When the king came to know about this, he was saddened. He went to the ashram of Vasishta Rishi and asked for a solution to the he sins that might have occurred due to this gruesome act.

Vasishta Rishi asked the king to go to Mahakal forest and offer prayers to a Shivling located to the west of Kukuteshwar Mahadev.

The king did prayers and intense austerities here. Shiva blessed the king and told him that he got redemption of sins. As a boon, the king asked for moksha or liberation. As King Jalpa got liberation, the Shivling came to be known as Jalpeshwar Mahadev.

It is said that whoever offers prayer to Jalpeshwar Mahadev will be blessed with prosperity and good children who will never leave their parents.