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Apsareshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Apsareshwar Form of Shiva – 17th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Apsareshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Apsareshwar Mahadev will be blessed with the material comfort that they are seeking. The temple dedicated to Apsareshwar Mahadev is located at Patni Bazar on the northern side of Modi ki gali in Ujjain. This form of Shiva is associated with Apsara Rambha. Apsareshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 17th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here. Story of Apsareshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain Apsara Rambha was once cursed by Indra, the king of Devas. She fell on earth and was in a sad state. On earth, she met Sage Narada. He asked Rambha to offer prayers to a particular Shivling at Mahakaal Vana (Ujjain) which is famous for desire fulfillment. Rambha performed pujas before the Shivling and she was able to please Mahadev. She got back her position in heaven and bless

Chikkanahalli Nagappa Temple in Bangalore, Karnataka

Chikkanahalli Nagappa Temple is located at Chikkanahalli near Ramanagara in Bangalore, Karnataka. This is a very popular Naga or Snake shrine in the region. The serpent temple is famous because it has a naturally formed Naga murti (idol). It is also believed that the Naga murti worshipped in the temple is growing in size. The murti of Naga worshipped in the shrine is in sleeping position on a huge stone slab. The temple is famous for Sarpa Dosha Nivarana. Devotees find relief to various Naga Doshas after offering prayers in the shrine. Many people certify that they have attained peace, wealth, prosperity and good health after offering prayers in the shrine.