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Anarkeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Anarkeshwar Form of Shiva – 27th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Anarkeshwar 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 Anarkeshwar Mahadev will have their sins cleansed and will attain moksha or liberation.

The temple dedicated to Anarkeshwar Mahadev is located at Gada Lot Kund near Makoria Am – Indira Nagar in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with King Nimi.

Anarkeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 27th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Anarkeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Due to his piety and holiness, King Nimi, after his death, was being taken to heaven directly by the soldiers of Yama. On his way, he happened to witness people suffering in hell. When Nimi passed through the hell, the living beings in it found some relief.

So they asked Nimi to stand there and give them relief.

King Nimi then asked Lord Yama how he is able to give relief to the people suffe…

Kudupu Temple – Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple at Kudupu near Mangalore

Kudupu Temple, also known as Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple, is located at Kudupu, which is around 10 km from Mangalore and on the Mangalore-Moodabidri in Karnataka. It is also an important naga or serpent temple in the region. The snake worship here is considered highly meritorious.

The main deities worshipped here are the Anantha Padmanabha form of Vishnu, Subrahmanya, Sesha and Nagas.

Legend has it that a couple who had no children had darshan of Anantha Padmanabha form of Vishnu and Subrahmanya here. The couple is believed to have had children in the form of Nagas here after they were blessed by Subrahmanya.

Monthly Sashti and Nag Panchami are important dates in the temple.

A small river called Bhadra Saraswathi Thirtha is located nearby.
The temple has hundreds of stone murtis of Nagas which are worshipped during important auspicious days especially during Nagara Panchami.

This is an important temple in the region for naga related worship. People who have various type of Naga dos…

The real individuality is only to be found in the Self

The real individuality is only to be found in the Self, the Divine Substance of our being. Individuality means the ultimate undivided something in us which defines and makes us. All concepts and definition based on body-mind are subject to change and destruction and are hence inconsistent with the ever-present reality of our being. This of course produces fear, which though unfounded, is a thing to be handled in the right way or else it becomes a great obstacle in our spiritual striving.

Fear is a powerful emotion. No one is devoid it. In some measure and form, everyone has some fear or other. A popular verse says that desire for food, sleep, progeny and the feeling of fear is common to both animals and man. Only man, endowed with a superior intelligence and understanding can overcome these instincts and live a life of Dharma, righteousness, and ultimately discover his inherent divinity.
Vedanta Kesari Editorial March 2016