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Abhayeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Abhayeshwar Form of Shiva – 48th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Abhayeshwar 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 Abhayeshwar Form of Shiva will help in attaining peace and prosperity. The person worshipping Abhayeshwar Shivling will lead a peaceful and happy life and finally merge with the Supreme Truth.

The temple dedicated to Abhayeshwar Mahadev is located near Dani Darwaja or Dani Gate behind Porwal Dharmashala in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with the belief that Shiva gives refuge to anyone who offers prayers to Shivling.

Abhayeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 48th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Abhayeshwar Mahadev
When one cycle of creation ended, Surya and Chandra also disappeared. Brahma was worried about the next cycle of creation. When he was thus thinking two tears rolled down his eyes.

As soon as the tears touched earth, they turned into two demons and they started chasing Brahma. Brahma ran towards the ocean and took refuge in the abode of Vishnu. The demons were now searching for both Brahma and Vishnu.

Brahma and Vishnu then decided to offer prayers to a Shivling located south of Nripureshwar Mahadev in Mahakaal forest (present day Ujjain).

They both reached Mahakaal forest and offered prayers to the Shivling.

Shiva appeared before them and found out about the demons chasing Brahma and Vishnu.

Shiva asked Brahma and Vishnu to hide in his stomach.

Later when the demons appeared, Shiva annihilated them.

Brahma and Vishnu then came out of the stomach of Shiva and asked for a boon.

Brahma and Vishnu asked Shiva that whoever offers prayers here should get refuge or Abhayam.

Shiva granted it and from that time onwards, the Shivling is known as Abhayeshwar Mahadev.