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Mahakaleshwar Temple Timings For Darshan and Aarti

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).

History of Mahakaleshwar Temple

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 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 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.

Mahakal Temple Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar Temple Darshan Timings

Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the most popular Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Mahakal temple is open for darshan from 4:00 AM and closes at 11:00 PM.

Note: VIP darshan timings for Mahakal Jyotirling are the same for the devotees.

Mahakaleshwar Aarti Timings

Aarti Timings from the month of Chaitra to Ashwin.

Aarti TimetableTime
Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti4:00 AM to 6:00 AM
Dadyodak Aarti7:00 AM to 7:30 AM
Bhog Aarti
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Sandhya Puja (Evening Aarti)5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Shri Mahakal Aarti
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Shayan Aarti
10:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Aarti Timings from the month of Kartik to Falgun.

Aarti TimetableTime
Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti4:00 AM to 6:00 AM
Dadyodak Aarti7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Bhog Aarti10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Sandhya Puja (Evening Aarti)5:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Shri Mahakal Aarti7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Shayan Aarti10:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti Booking

Mahakaleshwar Bhasma Aarti is a significant ritual that takes place in the morning at 4:00 AM. This Aarti is unique and highly revered. A large number of Shivji Devetooees come to attend this puja at Mahakaleshwar Temple. To attend this Aarti booking is required which is to be done online.

Mahakal Darshan Online Booking

Planning to visit Mahakaleshwar Temple? Looking for the proper guide for online darshan booking. Here is the complete information for Mahakal Darshan Online Booking.

Architecture of Mahakaleshwar 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 marvellous 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 Temple

Festivals Celebrated At Mahakal Temple

Various festivals are celebrated at Ujjain Mahakal Temple. Here, is the given list following for it.

  • Maha Shivratri
  • Nitya Yatra
  • Sawari
  • Kumbh Mela
  • Karthik Mela
  • Harihara Milana

Temples to Visit in Ujjain Mahakaleshwar Temple

  • Shri Big Ganeshji – In front of the Mahakaleshwar, there is a temple of Big Ganesha in front of the discourse hall.
  • Ram Ghat – Ramghat is built on the 300-meter-long Dwari Kshipra river from the Harshidhi temple.
  • 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 kilometre 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 are a lot of devotees here.
  • Shipra River – Shipra River Evening Aarti Time in Summer at 7:00 PM and in Winter at 5:30 PM.

Where To Book Rooms Near Mahakaleshwar Temple?

There are many budget Dharmashala, Dormitories, Hotels & Bhavans near the temple.
They all have good accommodation facilities at affordable prices.

How To Reach Mahakal Temple Ujjain

  • By air service
    The nearest airport to Ujjain is Ahilyabai Holkar Airport of Indore. Aeroplanes 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.

Hope, this information will be suffiecient for your trip to Ujjain Mahakaleshwer Temple. If you have any queries please let us know in the comment section.

Kinjal Jesani
Kinjal Jesani is a travel blogger acknowledging you about the India's pilgrimage site. Get ready for a knowing about a mysterious temple to a popular pilgrimage site with her. Thanks!

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Arka Ghosal
Arka Ghosal
7 months ago

Why from last week of December and 1st week jan is blocked for aarati visit

Shivi
Shivi
3 years ago

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

Junii priya
3 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
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Reply to  Junii priya
3 years ago

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

dharmesh
dharmesh
4 years ago

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

Priya Shah
Admin
Reply to  dharmesh
4 years ago

Thank You Sir.

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