About: Mahakaleshwar Temple – One of the Seven ‘Mukti-Sthal’

Mahakaleshwar Temple is located on the banks of the Kshipra River, in the dense Mahakal forest in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This Jyotirlinga in Madhya Pradesh is an important pilgrimage site in Central India. There are number of legends related to how this Jyotirlinga came into existence. According to the Puranas, there was a five-year-old Shrikar who was enthralled by the devotion of King Chandrasena of Ujjain towards Lord Shiva. Shrikar took a stone and started worshipping as Shiva. Many people tried to dissuade him in different ways, but his devotion kept growing. Pleased by his devotion, Lord Shiva assumed the form of a Jyotirlinga and resided in the Mahakal forest. The Mahakaleshwar Temple is considered significant by the Hindus for another reason. It is among one of the seven ‘Mukti-Sthal‘ – the place that can liberate a human.

(Source: Display/Notice Board at Babulnath Temple in Mumbai (Maharashtra)

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