Monday, 18 July 2011

Jai Shri Mahakal..!!

Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated in Ujjain. It is a very important religious place for Lord Shiva devotees. There are numerous stories associated with this Jyotirlinga in Ujjain. The temple of Lord Mahakaleshwar is very big, beautiful and grand. The Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated below the ground in a Garbha Griha. This Jyotirlinga is big in size and is encircled by a silver snake. On one side of the Shiv Linga there's the idol of Lord Ganesha and on the other side the idol of Parvati and Kartikeya.

There are many stories behind this Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga.According to one story, a five-year-old boy Shrikar was spellbound seeing the devotion of King Chandrasena of Ujjain towards Lord Shiva. He took a stone and by considering it a lingam started worshipping it every day. Many made fun of him, but everything in vain. On the contrary the devotion of Shrikar increased day by day. Pleased by the boy's immense devotion Lord Shiva took the form of Jyotirlinga and stayed in the Mahakal forest.

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