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Ghanteshwar Mahadev – About Ghanteshwar Form of Shiva - 57th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Ghanteshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Ghanteshwar Form of Shiva will make a person expert in music.

The temple dedicated to Ghanteshwar Mahadev is located at Kartik Chowk.

This form of Shiva is associated with a Shiva Gana named Ghanta.

Ghanteshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 57th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Ghanteshwar Mahadev
Ghanta was one of the favorite Ganas of Shiva. This fact was disclosed by Shiva to Goddess Parvati. Ghanta was a good singer. Once Ghanta wanted to visit the court of Brahma. But he could not do it due to various reasons.

Therefore, he waited outside the court for a year. Narada informed Shiva that Ghanta was waiting outside court of Brahma and was not attending to his duties.

Shiva then cursed Ghanta that a person who attempts to serve two masters at a time will have a fall. Ghanta lost his position in the Kailash and fell on earth.

He roamed on earth for several years.

Shiva then took pity on Ghanta and asked him to go to Mahakal forest (Ujjain) and worship a Shivling formed west of Revanteshwar. Shiva told him that in future the Shivling will be known as Ghanteshwar Mahadev.