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Angarkeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Angarakeshwar Form of Shiva – 43rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Angarkeshwar 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 Angarakeshwar form of Shiva will result in attaining peace and prosperity on earth.

The temple dedicated to Angarkeshwar Mahadev is located in Mangalnath temple complex.

This form of Shiva is associated with Angarak or Mangal.

Angarkeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 43rd temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Angarkeshwar Mahadev of Shiva in Ujjain
Legend has it that Angarak appeared from the body of Shiva. Soon after his birth, Shiva placed him on earth. But intense heat of Angarkeshwar caused great hardships to all living beings on earth.

Saints and human beings complained to Lord Brahma. He took them to Shiva.

Shiva called Angarak and asked him to be beneficial to people on earth. He asked him to go to Mahakaal Van (present day Ujjain) and merge in a Shivling there. This Shivling is known as Angarkeshwar Mahadev. Shiva gave him the boon that people will propitiate him on Chaturthi tithi.

Those having trouble due to Mangal in their horoscope will get relief after offering prayers here.