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Panchkroshi Yatra in Ujjain – Panchkoshi Parikrama

Panchkroshi Yatra, also known as Panchkoshi Parikrama, is annually held for five days in Vaishakh month (April – May). Panchkroshi Yatra in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh attracts thousands of devotees. The greatness of the Parikrama is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. The journey is essentially a visit to temples and sacred places associated with Hindu God Shiva in Ujjain.

Skanda Purana states that the five day Panchkroshi yatra bestows greater merit than the yatra of Varanasi.

The yatra lasts for five days.
It covers a distance of 122 km.
Passes through the four sacred corners in Ujjain.

First day of Panchkroshi Yatra in Ujjain
The Panchkroshi parikrama starts from Nagchandreshwar Temple at Mahakaleshwar after a holy bath in the Kshipra River. The journey proceeds towards Pingleshwar Temple. The first day journey ends here and it is also the night halt. A total distance of 12 km is covered on the day.

Second day of Panchkroshi Yatra in Ujjain
The second day the yatra is up to Kayavaruneshwar which is the second night halt. A total distance of 23 km is covered on the day.

Third day of Panchkroshi Yatra in Ujjain
On the third day the yatra is up to Vilvkeshwar (31 km). An important stop is made at Nalwa. A total distance of 31 km is covered on the day.

Fourth day of Panchkroshi Yatra in Ujjain
The fourth day of the yatra is up to Durdhreshwar with a midday resting halt at Kaliadeh. A total distance of 28 km is covered on the day.

Fifth day of Panchkroshi Yatra in Ujjain
Fifth day of yatra journeys to Undasa and the yatra ends at Kshipra Karktirth Ghat (Reti Maidan) (28 km).



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