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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 2018 is from February 5 to 14. Shivratri 2018 is on Feb 13. The festival concludes with Bhasma Aarti at 12:00 PM on Feb 14.


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.
  • Mahakaal 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. Mana Mahesh - Day 6
  7. Uma Mahesh - Day 7
  8. Shiv Tandav - Day 8
  9. Bhasma Aarti Shringar - Day 9