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Kedareshwar Mahadev at Ujjain – Kedareshwar Shiva Worshipped at Ujjain

Kedareshwar Mahadev is a form of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. He is one of the 84 Mahadev in Ujjain. As per belief, Kedareshwar Mahadev is the lord of the mountains and hills. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Skanda Purana. The popular belief is that those offering prayers here will get sin redemption.

Kedareshwar Mahadev Temple is located in front of  Sunherighat and is close to the banks of Shipra River in Ujjain. The temple is part of the Parikrama of Shiva Temples in the holy city.

The deity is a favorite form associated with those wishing to attain moksha.

Kedareshwar Mahadev is the 67th form of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain and it is also the 67th Shiva temple visited during the parikarama of Mahadev temples in Ujjain.

Story of Kedareshwar Mahadev

The story of Kedareshwar Mahadev is associated with the Kedarnath Temple in the Himalayas. Legend has it that once Devas suffered due to the intense cold in the Himalayas. They complained to Shiva. He settled in the Himalayas and reduced the cold through his intense heat. As he settled in the Himalayas, he came to be known as Kedareshwar.

As Shiva settled in Kedarnath in the Himalayas, it resulted in huge snow, mist and rain. This covered the entire region and there was darkness. People could not offer their prayers to Shiva during a period of eight months.

Shiva then took pity on his devotees and told that during the harsh conditions in Himalayas he will appear as Kedareshwar Mahadev in Ujjain. His devotees can worship him there then.

Shiva then appeared in the form of a Shivling in Ujjain. He is worshipped as Kedareshwar Mahadev on the banks of Shipra River south of Someshwar Shivling. It is believed that people attain moksha after offering prayers here.