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Dundeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Dundeshwar Form of Shiva – 3rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Dundeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Dundeshwar Mahadev will get all their sins washed and they will also attain heaven.

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

This form of Shiva is associated with Shiva Gana Dundu.

Dundeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 3rd temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Dundeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

One day Shiva Gana Dundu visited heaven. Here he happened to see Apsara Rambha. He got playful and threw flowers on her. Indira, the king of heaven, happened to witness this and cursed him to be born on earth.

After his birth on earth, Dundu performed intense austerities in the Mahendra Mountain.

One day he heard a voice from the sky. It directed him to go to  Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain) and perform Tapas.

Dundu reached Mahkaal Vana and performed austerities. He built a Shivling and performed prayers.
Soon he was relieved of the curse.

As Shiva Gana Dundu offered prayers to the Shivling, it came to be known as Dundeshwar.