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Swargdwareshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Swargadwareshwar Form of Shiva – 9th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Swargdwareshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Swargdwareshwar Mahadev will attain heaven.
The temple dedicated to Swargadwareshwar Mahadev is located at Nalia Bakhal in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Devas retaining heaven.

Swargdwareshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 9th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Swargdwareshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

When Sati died at Daksha Yajna, there was confusion all around. Shiva let loose his Ganas who created terror in the universe. The Ganas occupied heaven and Devas were without a place to live.

Devas then approached Brahma. He advised them to go to Mahakaal Vana and offer prayers to Lord Shiva.

Here they offered prayers to a Shivling. Shiva appeared before Devas and agreed to call back Ganas from heaven.

Devas thus got back their home.

As Devas got heaven or swarg after offering prayers here, the Shivling came to be known as Swargdwareshwar Mahadev.