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Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Trivishtapeshwar Form of Shiva – 7th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev will attain peace and prosperity. The temple dedicated to Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev is located at in the Mahakaleshwar Temple complex. This form of Shiva is associated with Indra, the king of Devas. Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 7th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here. Story of Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain Once, Sage Narada visited Swarga Loka. Indra and other Devas present there asked Sage Narada about the greatness of Mahkaal Vana. Sage Narada told the Devas that Shiva resided here with his Ganas. The place is filled with Shivlings and people are unable to count the number of Shivling present here. Indra and Devas decided to visit Mahkaal Vana. When they reached the place, a voice from the sky

Magha Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Magha birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Magha Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Magha Nakshatra Born People is Banyan or Ficus Bengalensis. Hindi name of the Magha Nakshatra Tree is Bargad Telugu name is marri chettu  Malayalam name is Peraal  Tamil Name is aalamaram Kannada name is aalada mara In Marathi it is known as Vada Bengali name is bat Magha Nakshatra born people should plant the Banyan. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Ma Katyayani Temple at Khagaria – Goddess Katyayani Mandir at Khagaria in Bihar

Ma Katyayani Temple at Khagaria is considered a Shaktipeetah. Legend has it that the right arm of Goddess Sati fell here. The best way to reach the shrine is by train. Badal Railway Station is located nearby. The temple is located between the Kosi and Baghmati rivers. The most important festival observed here are  Navratri  and Durga Puja. Monday and Friday are the auspicious dates in a week. Hundreds of earthern pots of different color can be seen in vicinity of the shrine. The pots are offerings made by devotees. Animal sacrifice is no more practiced here. Instead symbolic offering of coconuts are done here. A small temple of Shri Pad is also situated in the temple courtyard.