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Pilgrimages of Madhya Pradesh - Ujjain district

Devi Avanti at Bhairava Parvata Shakti Peetha:

Devi Avanti, Bhairava Parvata, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Puranic Event:
Devi's Urdhva Ossttha (Upper Lip) fell at Bhairava Parvata where She is known as Avanti and the Bhairava is called Lambakarna.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Bhairava Parvata Shakti Peetha is identified with the Devi Avanti temple at Bhairava Parvata on the bank of river Shipra in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this Shakti Peetha, the Ujjain district also has the famous Mahakaleshwara Jyotirlinga.

Devi Mangala Chandika at Ujjayini Shakti Peetha:

Devi Harsiddhi, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Devi Harsiddhi temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh Puranic Event:
Devi's Kurpara (Elbow) fell at Ujjayini where She is known as Mangala Chandika and the Bhairava is called Kapilambara.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Ujjayini Shakti Peetha is identified with Devi Harsiddhi mandir at Ujjain (near Rudrasagar), in the Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh.

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga:

Sri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh Sri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh Puranic Event:
The Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated in Avanti. Lord Shiva saved Vedapriya and his sons from the assault of demon Dushana. Vedapriya was a noble brahmin, devoted to Vedas and a great devotee of Shiva. Demon Dushana was evil-minded and intent upon overthrowing dharma. When Dushana tried to beat the brahmins, Lord Shiva appeared out of the Shiva Linga taking the terrible form of Mahakaleshwara, and with a humkara reduced the demon and part of his army to ashes.
(from Shiva Purana, Koti-Rudra Samhita - Ch 16)


Pilgrimage:
The Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is identified with the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh. A special feature of the puja is Bhasma Arati which is held in the early morning at 4 AM.

For more details refer to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga from Shiva Purana.




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