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Siddheshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Siddheshwar Form of Shiva – 11th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Siddheshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Siddheshwar will be blessed with various Siddhis.

The temple dedicated to Siddheshwar Mahadev is located at Siddhanath in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with a pious man named Ekachitra.

Siddheshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 11th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Siddheshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Ekachitra did intense penance for several years but he was not able to achieve anything. He became angry and started criticizing gods and their worship. He soon turned into a nonbeliever.

Then one day Ekachitra had a dream. In it he was asked to go to Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain) and offer prayers to a particular Shivling.

Ekachitra discovered the Shivling in Mahakaal Vana and offered prayers. Soon he attained various Siddhis. From that day onwards, the Shivling came to be known as Siddheshwar Mahadev.