Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
Top Pick

Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

#Temple in Ujjain

Mahakaleshwar jyotirlinga is one of the 12 jyotirlingas, sacred shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in the religious city of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. This shrine is worshipped as one of the 18 Maha Shakti Peethams ( Holy places of cosmic power ).

The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known as “Dakshinamurti” , which means facing south, it is the only idol among the 12 jyotirlingams to be facing south. According to the hindu scriptures, Mahakaleshwar jyotirlinga is one of the main Ujjain attractions for pilgrims, it is said that the lingam was formed on its own from the powers of the lord and his consort, goddess Parvati. Devotees who visit this place can feel a sense of tranquillity and peace that resides here. One must visit the temple before sunrise for the famous ‘Bhasma Aarti’.

Special in Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga: One must get up early and reach temple complex as early as 3 am to attend the famous The Bhasm Aarti.

How is the weather at Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Get a free call from our travel expert

Madhya Pradesh, India
Best time to visit Ujjain: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
3 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
23.1827177°N, 75.7680810°E
Distance from Ujjain city center to Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga
-- km
Click for map, exact distance and time
Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 3:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Tuesday: 3:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Wednesday: 3:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Thursday: 3:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Friday: 3:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Saturday: 3:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Sunday: 3:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga..

Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Ujjain is the place where king Vikramaditya ruled it is also a place where sri mahakaleswar bless devotees who do pooja for him famous is bhasmha arati of sri mahakal must visit while going to ujjain very nice place "
  '5' out of 5
"Jay Mahakaleshwar Mahadev. This is a wonderful place of God Shiva. There is one jyortirlinga that is too old . God Shiva is in the form of the shiv linga here. Very great place. There is one katha for Mahakaleshwar Mandir . Really great atmosphere here . Please everyone to come here in this jyortirlinga "
  '5' out of 5
"Jai Mahakaal. Ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiv Shankar Bholenath ji. One must take part in Bhasha Aarti which is very special & must be pre booked atleast 3 days in advance.."
  '5' out of 5
"Jai shri mahakaal ki jay bolo"
  '5' out of 5
"Bhole bhandaaei ki jai ho....shiv shambhu"

Other exciting places to visit in Ujjain

Popular Tours Related to Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga in Ujjain

Content of this page was last updated at Jul 29, 2017

Best places to visit and things to do in India and South-East Asia


Get a free call from our travel expert