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Mahakaleshwar

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, Ujjain district, Madhya PradeshMeditation: I meditate on devotee Veda Priya and brahmanas worshipping Lord Shiva at Avanti, surrendering for protection against demon Dushana; and appearance of Lord Shiva (Mahakaleshwar) vanquishing demon Dushana with a humkara.
(Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 16)

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga: Mahakaleshwar temple of Ujjain (Avanti) is a Jyotirlinga identified with the Mahakaleshwara Jyotirlinga mentioned in Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 16.

Worship of Lord Shiva by Veda Priya: Avanti is the place where Veda Priya and other brahmanas worshipped Lord Shiva praying for protection from demon Dushana. Lord Shiva appeared there in the terrible form of Mahakala and reduced Dushana and part of his army to ashes by a humakara. Then on the request of the brahmanas Lord Shiva abided there as the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga. (Shiva Purana - Koti Rudra Samhita 16)

• Mahakaleshwar temple is located in the Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh.


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