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Lumpeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Lumpeshwar Form of Shiva – 41st Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Lumpeshwar 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 Lumpeshwar form of Shiva will help in washing away sins of committed in seven births. The temple dedicated to Lumpeshwar Mahadev is located near Khedapati Hanuman Temple at Bhairavgarh in Ujjain. This form of Shiva is associated with giving relief to king Lumpadeep. Lumpeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 41st temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here. Story of Lumpeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain There lived a king named Lumpadeep. Once he happened to hear about a saint who possessed a divine cow. The king wanted to own the cow. He reached the ashram of the saint along with his army and demanded the divine cow. The saint was not ready to part with his cow. In anger, the king destroyed the ashram and killed the saint. A few hours later, the son of the saint r

Jagannatha Dasa Bhagabata – Oriya Version of Srimad Bhagavad Puran

Jagannatha Dasa Bhagabata is a classic text in Oriya which contains ethical principles, philosophical ideas and spiritual values. This Oriya version of Srimad Bhagavad Puran was completed during the 16 th century AD and is credited to Jagannatha Dasa. The original version contains eleven volumes or Skandas. There is a 12 th and 13 th chapter which many believe was composed by some other poet. From the arrangement of the theme in Jagannatha Dasa Bhagabata, the eleventh volume appears to be the last because it describes the departure of Bhagavan Sri Krishna from earth. Jagannatha Dasa Bhagabata contains 329 chapters. The author has deviated from the original text in several ways.