About Ujjain Tour Package
The Mahakaleshwar temple is a three-storey temple. You can find the lingams of Mahakalesvara, Omkaresvara and Nagachandresvara installed in the lowest, middle and the uppermost part respectively. The pilgrims and tourists get to see the glance of Nagachandresvara on the celebratory of Naga Panchami. A large-sized Kunda known as Koti Tirtha is also found in the temple. It's constructed in the sarvatobhadra manner. The Kunda as well as its water are considered as celestial. While gpping up the stairs, you can notice many images representing the sculptural magnificence of this temple built which is said to have been built the Paramara period. There is a large Veranda to the east of Kunda, this path is said to lead to the garbhagrha. To the north is a cell that holds the images of Lord Rama and goddess Avantika. There are many Saivite temples in the south side of it. The temple of Vrddha Mahakalesvara, Saptarshi and Anadi Kalpesvara are famous and amazing pieces of architecture.
Mahakalesvara's lingam is colossus. The silver coated Naga Jaladhari and the emblazoned and obscure silver-plate wrapping the roof of garbhagrha give that added opulence to the shrine. Other than the Jyotirlinga, you can even find appealing images of Ganesa, Kartikeya and goddess Paravati in the garbhagrha. The walls are all inscribed with traditional tributes in the honor of Lord Siva. The Nanda Dipa constantly stays lit. To the exit, there is a large hall in which an eye-catching metal quoted stone of Nandi can be seen. The patio opposite the Omkaresvara temple adds to the nobility of the temple. There are two pillars adjoining the temple which face to the east and add to the beauty of the temple. Mahakalesvara’s temple is a planned blend of the Bhumija, Maratha and Chalukya architecture styles. The sikhara with mini-srngas is very atypical.
The existing temple of Mahakala was constructed in the 4th – 5th decades of 18th century. At the same time, the religious nobles of the Maratha community too built a lot of temples in the same complex. This period also saw the revival of many primeval traditions like worship, arati, sawari (procession) in month of Sravana month, abhisheka, Harihara-milana etc. These are still carried out with wonderful ceremony and devotional fervor. The Bhasmarti conducted early morning, Mahasivaratri, Somavati Amavasya etc. are unique religious junctures interwoven with the temple rituals. The temple is renovated during the Kumbha Parva. In 1992, Madhya Pradesh Government and the Ujjain Development Authority contributed unique repairs and made necessities for the stay of the pilgrims. The same would be done for the forthcoming Simhastha too.