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Anandeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Anandeshwar Form of Shiva – 33rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Anandeshwar 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 Anandeshwar will have healthy children.
The temple dedicated to Anandeshwar Mahadev is located near the electric crematorium in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Prince Anand.

Anandeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 33rd temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Anandeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Prince Anand was the son of King Anamitra and Queen Varvarnini. Soon after his birth, baby Anand sat on the lap of the queen and started laughing. When the queen enquired about the reason for his laughter, the baby told the queen that on earth everybody is engaged in fulfilling his or her selfish needs.

Anand continued on his philosophical journey. He had no interest in worldly affairs.  One day he left the palace and went to Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain).

Here he did intense penance and had darshan of Mahadev Shiva. Lord Shiva blessed him with all desire fulfillments.

Anand continued his spiritual quest and later became a Manu.

The Shivling to which Anand performed worship came to be known as Anandeshwar. It is believed that those who offer prayers here will have healthy and intelligent children. They will also have a good life on earth and will finally attain liberation.