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Damrukeshar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Damrukeshar Form of Shiva – 4th Shiva Temple in Ujjain



Damrukeshar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Damrukeshar Mahadev will get relief from all forms of tragedies.

The temple dedicated to Damrukeshar Mahadev is located at Ram Siddhi (Ramghat) on the banks of Shipra River.

This form of Shiva is associated with the Damaru – hourglass drum

Damrukeshar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 4th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Damrukeshar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain
Demon Vajrasur conquered heaven and put a stop to all forms of worship on earth. This created numerous problems for all the living beings on earth. Devas were thrown out of heaven.

Devas, saints and humans assembled at a spot and offered prayers to Mother Goddess. She appeared and fought against the demon. But the demon used his Mayavi powers and confused the Goddess.

She took refuge in the Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain). The demon followed her to Mahakaal Vana.

Sage Narada then informed about the situation to Lord Shiva. An angry Shiva took the form of a fierce Bhairava and attacked the demon with his Damaru or hourglass drum.

From the sound of Damaru a Shivling appeared. Soon fire emitted from the Shivling. A huge fireball reduced Vajrasura into ashes. The demon army also had a similar fate.

Devas, saints and humans who witnessed this divine event named the Shivling as Damrukeshar Mahadev.