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Kusumeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Kusumeshwar Form of Shiva – 38th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Kusumeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that those worshipping Kusumeshwar form of Shiva will never be afflicted by sins.

The temple dedicated to Kusumeshwar Mahadev is located in the Ram Janardan temple complex.
This form of Shiva is associated with Ganesha and Goddess Parvati.

Kusumeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 38th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Kusumeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Story of Kusumeshwar Mahadev is associated with Ganesha playing with flowers. One day when Shiva and Goddess Parvati visited Ujjain, Ganesha started playing with the children there. All children started showering flowers on Ganesha. Ganesha then offered the flowers to a Shivling at Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain)

Pleased with this devotion, Shiva told Goddess Parvati that the Shivling made by Ganesha would be known as Kusumeshwar. Those who offer prayer to it will never be afflicted by sins and after death, they will attain Shivalok.