The Mahakaleshwar temple is one of the renowned temples of India and enshrines one of the Jyotirlingas, which are believed to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva.
The Mahakaleshwar temple is also one of the Maha Shakti Peethas – places of worship consecrated to Goddess Shakti or Sati.
Situated on the banks of the Shipra river, once every 12 years, the sacred town of Ujjain hosts the Kumbh mela, called Simhastha, where millions of piligrims throng to take the holy dip in the river Shipra.
A peculiar feature of this gathering is the procession of seers and sages moving towards the Shipra river for the holy dip.
It is often said that one can easily feel strange magnetc pulses of celestial energy when at the temples of Ujjain, and this is scientifically attributed to the passing of the Tropic of Cancer through it. The Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain, dedicated to Lord Shiva, houses one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and is an extremely revered places of pilgrimage for all Indians following Hinduism.