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Mahalayeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Mahalayeshwar Form of Shiva – 24th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Mahalayeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Mahalayeshwar Mahadev will be successful in three worlds. The temple dedicated to Mahalayeshwar Mahadev is located at Khatriwada in Ujjain. This form of Shiva is associated with the creation of living beings on earth. Mahalayeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 24th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here. Story of Mahalayeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain Once, Goddess Parvati wanted to know how Shiva maintains the cycle of creation. Shiva then told Goddess Parvati that he maintains the cycle of creation at Mahakaal Vana in Ujjain. All gods and goddesses, living beings and inanimate things appear from the Mahalayeshwar Mahadev Shivling in Ujjain. At the end of a cycle, during the great deluge, they merge in the Shivling. This cycle of creation continues.

Sarangapani Temple Timings – Darshan – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Sarangapani Temple in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu

Sarangapani Temple is an ancient and large temple dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and his consort in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. Below is the Sarangapani Temple timings in detail. Please note that there will be changes in the opening and closing time of the temple during important rituals and festival. The darshan time will be extended on special occasions. The shrine will remain closed during Grahanam or eclipse. Sarangapani Temple Darshan Timings: Morning - 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM Evening – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Thrikodithanam Temple – Thrikkodithanam Mahavishnu Temple - Story - History - Festival

Thrikodithanam Mahavishnu Temple is located around 18 km northwest of Chengannur and 9 km north of Thiruvalla town in Kerala. The temple is associated with Pandavas of the Mahabharata. Thrikodithanam Temple was constructed by Sahadeva, the fifth of the Five Pandava brothers. The shrine is also one among the 108 Divya Deshams – Thrikodithanam (108 temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu as per Vaishnava tradition). Story of Thrikodithanam Temple The murti of Lord Vishnu worshipped in the shrine is also known as Atbhuta Narayana. The other four Pandavas received Vishnu murtis except Sahadeva. In spite of long tapas and intense austerities, he was not able to locate a murti of Vishnu. A depressed Sahadeva decided to end his life by jumping into pyre. Suddenly a murti of Vishnu with four hands appeared from the pyre. This murti was installed at the Thrikodithanam Temple and it came to be known as Atbhuta Narayana. Murtis Worshipped in the Temple The presiding deity in the temple