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Mahakaleshwar Temple Timings

Mahakaleshwar Temple Timings

 Mahakaleshwar Temple Timings are as followed. It is open to the people since 4 in the morning as Jagar before sunrise is performed up to Bhasmarti.
Aarti in the evening as well as Pooja in the morning, Mid-day, and at the evening time also performed by the Purohits and main Pujaris.

The closing time is 11 o’clock at night.

Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti Timings

Aarti Schedule from 19th March due to a change in Chaitra Krishna Pratipada to Ashwin Purnima.

Bhasmaarti 4 am to 6 am
Dadyodak Aarti 7 am to 7:45 am
Bhog Aarti
10 am to 10:45 am
Sandhya Puja 5pm to 5:45pm
Sandhya Aarti
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Shayan Aarti
10:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti Booking

Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti Booking

Mahakal Darshan Online Booking

For Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga darshan Booking visit here.

Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple Darshan Booking

Mahakaleshwar Temple of Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Hindu Mandir dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva

Mahakal is the ferocious avatar of Lord Mahadev to kill the demons and stayed active here at the request of King Chandrasena of Ujjain (the Ancient name is Avanti).

Legend says King Ripudamana and King Sanghditya came to attack Avanti with the help of the demon Dushan who was blessed by the Lord Brahma to be invisible. At the request of King Chandrasena Lord Shiva took an avatar of Mahakaal and killed all the demons but after that stayed active here for future protection. That’s why this Jyotirlingam is active today also.

The origin of Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain is still in dark but according to Puranas, it was built by Prajapita Brahma. Locals at Ujjain call Mahakaal as Bhole Baba.

Kalidasa described this as ‘Niketan’ in his creation ‘Meghdutam’ as the roofs of the temple are totally flat.

This temple is served by the Kings of the Gupta Dynasty. After the downfall of Guptas Chalukyas, Later Guptas, Gurjar Pratihars, and Rashtrakutas dominated the city of Ujjain but they also bowed to this divine ancient place. It’s an important fact that although all the Ujjain is dominated by the modification of respective religious monuments, Mahakal Mandir was not at all neglected. It is also said that all the 84 temples of Mahadev gathered here at Mahakaleshwar Temple.

Here, Simhastha Kumbh Mela is organized every 12 years.

Mahakaleshwar Temple Architecture of Mandir:-

The temple is three-story-ed.

In the lowest middle and uppermost parts are respectively installed the Lingams of Mahakaleshwara, Omkareshwara, and Nagchandresvara.

The pilgrims or the visitors can only have a glimpse of Nagchandresvara during the festival of Naga Panchami.

A Kunda named Koti Tirtha is also placed in the complex of the Mandir.On the path adjoining, the Kunda are the stairs and sculptures in the period of Paramars are placed on the walls.

On the west side of Kunda, there is the road which will lead you to the Garbhargraha.

You can take the blessings of Vraddha Mahakaleshwar, Anadi Kalpeshwara, and Saptarshis over here.

The Lingam of the Mahakaleshwara is a colossus.

The silver plated Nag Jaldhari is placed above the Lingam and the silver-plated covering on the roofs gives it a different but a marvelous look.

Besides Jyotirlingam, the images of Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikeya, and Mata Parvati are placed in the Garbhargraha.You can see the idols and images in the praise of Lord Shiva here.

The Nanda Dip always remains lit.On the exit, the beautiful metal plated Nandi can be seen in the sitting humble post.

Mahakaleshwar Aarti Timing

Bhasma Aarti will be performed daily from 4:00 am – 6:00 am

Jalabhishek Timings: 3:15 am – 4:00 am.

Jalabhishek Dress Code: Men to wear Dhoti or Sola and Women to wear Saree. No dress code restriction for the devotees who just watching.

Ticket cost: Rs.100

HOW TO BOOK Mahakaleshwar Temple AARTI?

It is necessary to take a token (ticket) a day before Bharat Aarati is present. The token can be obtained in two types.

  1. Visiting the Aarti Counter at the Mahakaleshwar Mandir

At the Bharti Aarti counter, take the form from 10.30 to 12.30 in the morning by showing the identity card (Aadhar card). Fill the correct information in it and submit the photocopies of the Aadhaar card between 11.30 am and 2.30 pm. If the form is approved, then SMS is received on mobile after 7 pm. Even from 7.30 to 10 a.m. By sending the SMS, you are given a token of the burnt aarti. Aarti’s ticket on the counter is on the first come first serve basis. The token is given in free.


The cost for online is 100 RS.

Places & Temple of sight of Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple:

  • Shri Big Ganeshji

In front of the Mahakaleshwar, there is a temple of big Ganesha in front of the discourse hall.

  • Harisiddhi Temple

It is 700 meters away from Mahakaleshwar.

  • Ram Ghat

Ramghat is built on the 300-meter-long Dwari Kshipra river from the Harshidhi temple.

  • Shri Chintamani Ganesh Temple

It is 5 km from Ramghat.

  • Maharishi Sandeepani Ashram

Sandipani Ashram is situated on the Mangalnath Marg from Mahakaleshwar.

  • Maa Gadhkalika Mandir

Maa Gadhkalika Mandir is located at a distance of 1 kilometer from Sandipani Ashram.

  • Mangal Nath Temple

Ujjain is said to be the mother of Mars. In the person’s horoscope, Mars is undesirable, they come to read the worship here for the peace of Mars. On every Maglawar, there is a lot of devotees here.

  • Kalbhairav Temple

It is situated at a distance of 1 km from Sandipani Ashram.

  • Dwarkadhish Gopal Mandir

It is situated at a distance of 1 km from the Mahakaleshwar.

  • Shipra River

Shipra River Evening Aarti Time in Summer: 07:00 pm

Shipra River Evening Aarti Time in Winter: 05:30 pm

WHERE TO BOOK THE ROOM IN UJJAIN Mahakaleshwar Temple Trust?

There are many budget Dharmashala, Dormitories & Bhavans near the temple.
There all have good accommodation facilities.


HOW TO REACH UJJAIN Mahakaleshwar Temple:-

  • By air service
    The nearest airport to Ujjain is Ahilyabai Holkar Airport of Indore. Airplanes fly to all major cities of the country. Ujjain is 55 km away from Indore.
  • By rail
    Ujjain is connected to all major railway stations in India. Trains run from Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhopal, Jaipur, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ratlam,  Ahmedabad, Baroda, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jammu, and many major cities.
  • By bus, taxi
    Ujjain is connected by public buses of state transport.


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2 years ago

how to book arti ? and how to do jalabhishek ? is mandir open on 27th and 28th feb 2021?

Junii priya
2 years ago

I am unable to book the bhasm Arati, is the temple opened ??? Are should we need to wait for some more days

Priya Shah
Reply to  Junii priya
2 years ago

Mahakaleshwar Temple is open for Darshan only from Monday to Friday. The temple is closed on Saturday-Sunday Thank You.

2 years ago

Nice detailed information you shared. it really helps. thanks for sharing.

Priya Shah
Reply to  dharmesh
2 years ago

Thank You Sir.

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