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Kameshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Mann Kamneshwar Form of Shiva – 13th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Kameshwar Mahadev, or Mann Kamneshwar, is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Man Kamneshwar will be blessed with prosperity. The temple dedicated to Kameshwar Mahadev is located at Gandhavati ghat on the bank of Shipra River in Ujjain. This form of Shiva is associated with God Kamdev. Kameshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 13th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here. Story of Kameshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain After the death of Sati at Daksha Yajna, Lord Shiva entered into deep and intense meditation in the Himalayas. He was no longer interested in the world. Demons took advantage of the situation and got the boon that only a son of Shiva would annihilate them. Devas were in deep trouble because of this. Devas and saints took refuge at the feet of Brahma who told that the only solution for this problem was to

Gajalakshmi Lamp Stamp by India Post

India Post, the official postal agency of India, has released a stamp on the world famous Gajalakshmi Lamp. The beautiful stamp was released in 2016 as part of Indian Metal Crafts series. The stamp is in the denomination of Rupees 25 and is available in all GPOs. Gajalakshmi Lamp with two parrots on the rim of a bowl is an important puja item in homes and temples. On the lamp, there are two women attendants on each side of the seated goddess, as well as two elephants with their front legs on her lotus pedestal. There is a flame arch above the goddess. It is a hanging lamp.