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Shiva Navratri at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain – Starts 9 days Before Shivratri

Shiva Navratri at Mahakal Temple in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh attracts thousands of the Shiva devotees. The unique nine-day rituals begin nine days before Shivratri. Shiva Navratri 2023 is from February 10 to February 18. Shivratri 2023 is on February 18. The festival concludes with Bhasma Aarti at 12:00 PM on February 19.


Highlights of the Shiva Navratri

  • Shiva will appear in nine different forms during the nine days
  • Special abhishek and chanting of mantra - ekadasha rudra mantra by 11 priests
  • Special puja
  • After abhishek and puja, the Shivling will be adorned with special shringar.
  • Mahakal Temple in Ujjain is the only temple where the nine-day Navratri is observed before Maha Shivratri.

Shringar that can be seen during the nine days are

  1. Mahadev - Day 1
  2. Sheshnaag Shringar - Day 2
  3. Ghatatop - Day 3
  4. Chabhina - Day 4
  5. Holkar Mukut - Day 5
  6. Manamahesh - Day 6
  7. Uma Mahesh - Day 7
  8. Shiv Tandav - Day 8
  9. Bhasma Aarti Shringar - Day 9