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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 Kus…

Tambula in Hindu Rituals

Tambula is an auspicious item used in Hindu rituals. It is known as betel leaf or pan. Devotees offer it to Hindu gods and goddesses in temples, sacred places and in homes.

It is an important item while performing 16-step puja to various deities.

It symbolizes auspiciousness, prosperity and fertility.

In some regions, Tambula, along with betel nut and a coin are given to elders and there blessings are taken before auspicious functions like marriage etc.

In eastern parts of India, Tambula is used to welcome the groom and bride.
It is also used as a mouth freshener. It also helps in the digestion of food.

Desire is at the root of all actions, good or evil – Chinmayananda

Among men, it is he whose mind is ever fixed on Brahman; the best and noblest.

Anger is nothing but an attachment for an object, when express towards an obstacle between ourselves and the object of our attachment.

Wherever there is the concept of the ‘other,’ there is fear, restlessness, agitation, worry, anxiety, each following the other.

Desire is at the root of all actions, good or evil.
Act efficiently whenever you work. The results of action depend upon the very quality of action.
– Chinmayananda