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Shiveshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Shiveshwar Form of Shiva – 37th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Shiveshwar 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 Shiveshwar form of Shiva will help in getting redemption and attaining moksha.

The temple dedicated to Shiveshwar Mahadev is located in the Ram Janardan temple complex. This form of Shiva is associated with King Ripujaya.

Shiveshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 37th temple visited during the parikarama of Shiavalayas here.

Story of Shiveshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

There once lived a good king named Ripujaya. He was an ardent devotee of Vishnu. But he neglected Shiva. One day Shiva asked a Gana to go to Ujjain and perform prayers to a Shivling there.

The Gana there went in the form of a priest and started worshipping the Shivling. People began going to the priest as they god their problems solved. Childless couples were blessed with children, desires were fulfilled and diseases were …

Baba Kapileshwar Mandir at Pandra Village near Nirsa in Dhanbad, Jharkhand – Nirsa Shiva Temple

Baba Kapileshwar Mandir is an ancient temple dedicated to Shiva at Pandra Village near Nirsa in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The temple is around 30 km from Dhanbad. It is believed that Pandavas visit the place during their exile period in the Mahabharata.

The popular belief is that Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas, installed the Shivling worshipped in the shrine.

Other murtis in the temple include that of Goddess Parvati, Baba Baneshwar, Baba Bhuvaneshwar, Tarkeshwar and Manikeshwar.

It is believed that the various murtis worshiped in the temple were installed by Kunti, Draupadi and the Pandavas.

The most important festival at Baba Kapileshwar Mandir is Shivratri. On the day, Bharat, or wedding procession, of Shiva goes nearby Kalinger Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga.
For wish fulfillment, devotees observe complete fasting and end it only when they sense approval of the deity.

Kabir plays in the open spaces that have no boundaries – Sant Kabir

Serve the Lord with attributes; contemplate the Lord without attributes. Our goal is to reach the State beyond attributes and no attributes.

Infidels are those who kill the innocent and steal.

Diamonds are not found in heaps. The fragrant sandalwood trees do not grow in rows. Lions do not move in herds. The spiritual man has no followers.

The life where there are no stirrings of love is comparable to a cremation ground. Just as the bellows of a blacksmith have a process of breathing in and breathing out, but with no vitality.
Everyone has gone upto their limits and boundaries no one has crossed over the frontiers. Kabir plays in the open spaces that have no boundaries.
– Sant Kabir