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Uttareshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Uttareshwar Form of Shiva – 44th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Uttareshwar 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 Uttareshwar Form of Shiva will result in attaining good food on earth.

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

This form of Shiva is associated with rain clouds.

Uttareshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 44th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Uttareshwar Mahadev of Shiva in Ujjain
Legend has it that once Indra could not control the rain clouds. There was either flood or no rain on earth. People faced numerous difficulties. Indra then sought the help of Shiva. Mahadev called the clouds of the northern world. The king of clouds told that he had no control over his anger and he used burst out. Thus there was torrential rains. Shiva asked him to offer prayers to a Shivling in Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain).

The king of clouds (Uttareshwar) did as told by Shiva and he attained sanity. The clouds were then able to provide adequate rains on earth.

The Shivling that the king of clouds prayed to got the name Uttareshwar. It is believed that one who offers prayer here will never face trouble from natural calamities.