Mahakaleshwar Temple

Mahakaleshwar Temple

Recently the Mahakal Lok corridor, located at Ujjain's Mahakaleshwar temple, recently experienced destruction caused by strong winds.

Six out of the seven idols of 'Saptarishis' installed at the Mahakal Lok corridor have collapsed and suffered damages due to gusty winds. The Mahakal Lok corridor has been developed on the Mahakaleshwar temple premises in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain city. 

Mahakaleshwar Temple 
Located in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, the temple of Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. 

With its astonishing architectural beauty, Mahakaleshwar Temple dominates the skyline of Ujjain and instills a sense of reverence among the devotees. The lingam at this spiritually important shrine is believed to be swayambhu (self-arisen).

12 Jyotirlingas in India are:

  • Baidyanath Jyotirlinga in Deoghar, Jharkhand. Also known as Baidyanath Dham, Baba Dham and by various other names, Deoghar in Jharkhand is home one of the holiest Hindu places. The Baidyanath Dham temple is one of the Dwadasa Jyotirlinga shrines or the 12 shrines enshrining Shiva in the form of a Jyotirlingam in the country. 
  • Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga in Maharashtra. 95 km from Pune
  • Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Just half a kilometre from the Ellora Caves is Grineshwar Temple, which enshrines one of the 12 Jyotirlingas dedicated to Shiva. 40 km away from Aurangabad city. 
  •  Kashi Vishwanath Jyotirlinga in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kedarnath Jyotirlinga in Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand
  • Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh
  • Nageshwar Jyotirlinga in Dwarka, Gujarat
  • Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh
  • Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu
  • Somnath Jyotirlinga in Gir, Gujarat
  • Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga in Nasik, Maharashtra