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Siddheshwar Mahadev – About Siddheshwar Form of Shiva – 59th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Siddheshwar Mahadev is worshipped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshipped in Ujjain. This form of Shiva is associated with attaining various Siddhis.

The temple dedicated to Siddheshwar Mahadev is located at Khatriwada near an ancient pipal tree.

This form of Shiva is worshipped for attaining Siddhis which will help in realizing Supreme Truth.
Siddheshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 59th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Siddheshwar Mahadev
Long ago lived a king named Ashvishwara. The subjects of the kingdom were happy to have a king who followed Dharma. He had performed numerous sacrifices and attained various Siddhis.

Once Saint Kapila and Saint Jaigashtya visited the king. The king wanted to know about creation and role played by Vishnu. The two saints then showed creation and role of Vishnu in the palace through their Siddhis.

The king then wanted to know how to get such Siddhis.

The two saints asked the king to go to Ujjain and perform prayers to Siddheshwar Mahadev.

The king went to Ujjain and offered prayers to Siddheshwar Shivling. The king was able to see Vishnu seated in the middle of the Shivling.

The king realized that there is only one Supreme Truth known by various names.

The king had self-realization and attained moksha.

Siddeshwar Mahadev is offered prayers for attaining moksha or liberation.