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Singheshwar Mahadev – Simheshwar - 55th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Singheshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. It is believed that worshipping Simheshwar Form of Shiva will help in redemption of sins. Those people who committed mistakes in anger will get relief after offering prayers here.

The temple dedicated to Singheshwar Mahadev is located near Chintaman Ganesh Temple complex.
This form of Shiva is associated with Goddess Parvati and a lion.

Simheshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 55th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.



Story of Singheshwar Mahadev

Legend has it that once Goddess Parvati performed meditation and intense austerities. This happened after Shiva referred to her as Kali or black. There was intense heat in the three worlds because of this intense austerity. All the living beings were suffering.

Brahma then appeared before Goddess Parvati and asked her why she was performing the meditation. Goddess Parvati told him the reason. Brahman told her that she will become Gauri or the fair one in due course of time.

Goddess Parvati was not satisfied and she became angry and a lion appeared from her body. The lion was hungry and it jumped to eat the Goddess. However, he soon realized it was impossible even to go near her.

The lion walked away. Goddess Parvati had motherly feeling for the lion and she went near him.

The lion felt remorse and told Her that he is a sinner as he tried to attack his own mother.

Goddess Parvati then asked the lion to go to Mahakal forest or present day Ujjain. There he will find a Shivling near Koteshwar Mahadev. She asked him to offer prayers there for sin redemption.

The lion did as told and he got redemption of sin.

The Shivling that was worshipped by the lion later came to be known as Singheshwar Mahadev.

It is believed that those who offer prayers at Singheshwar Mahadev will attain Akshaya Swarg. The person will also be able to get redemption of sins performed in seven births.



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