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Mukteshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Mukteshwar Form of Shiva – 25th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Mukteshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Mukteshwar Mahadev is offered prayers for sin redemption.

The temple dedicated to Mukteshwar Mahadev is located at Khatriwada (near Nagwale)) in Ujjain. This form of Shiva is associated with a pious Brahmin and king attaining moksha.

Mukteshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 25th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Mukteshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain There lived a pious Brahmin in Avantikapuri. He performed intense austerities. People who came into his contact attained moksha. But he never attained liberation. One day he was chanting mantra in the middle of a river. Suddenly a tiger appeared on the bank of the river. It moved into the river and suddenly the tiger was transformed into a man.

The man then told the Brahmin that in his previous birth he was a king who was very proud of his knowledge…

Five Temples Built by Pandavas in Chengannur Area of Kerala

Chengannur is an important halting point for Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple in Kerala. The place itself is famous for several ancient Hindu Temples. There is a cluster of five temples in Chengannur Area of Kerala built by Pandavas of the Mahabharata.

Legend has it that the Pandavas ruled Hastinapura for a couple of decades after the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharat. Later, after crowning Parikshit as king of Hastinapura left on a pilgrimage. When they reached the banks of Pampa River in Kerala, each of the Pandava brothers built a shrine dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna.

Thrichittatt Mahavishnu Temple by Yudhishthira, Puliyur Mahavishnu Temple by Bheema, Aranmula Parthasarathy Temple by Arjuna, Thiruvanvandoor Mahavishnu Temple by Nakula and Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple by Sahadeva.
All these ancient temples are noted for its architecture, tradition, festivals and rituals.

Visiting all the five temples in a day in the above sequence is considered highly meritorious.

Fortune never remains steady – Yoga Vasishta

The one whose mind has ceased to be interested in earthly pleasures or fame stands verily liberated. The entire worldly life is evanescent and fleeting like a flash of lightning in the sky.

A true life is that which attains what is worthy of attainment, so that there will be no cause for sorrow and a state of supreme tranquility is reached.

Riches and prosperity do not lead to happiness but result in miseries and sufferings due to various anxieties, worries and fear.

Fortune never remains steady.
The worldly life fosters our ego which leads us to sufferings and difficulties. As a result of Ego, one easily loses peace and equanimity of mind. It is the ego which is the cause of expansion of our desires.
– Yoga Vasishta