Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshinamukhi, facing the South. This is a unique feature, upheld by tantric tradition to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 jyotirlingas Jyotirlinga Shree Mahakaleshwar
At present the Hight of Temple is 111 feet with 108 pillars Reconstruct in 11 A.D. Altutmish pulled this temple down in 1235 A.D. Reconstruction of the present temple structure was done at the instance of Ramchandra Baba Shenvi, a subedar of Malwa under Ranoji Scindia. Ujjain used to be centre point of the calculation of the Indian time (in the past the ujjain is the Greenwich of India) and Mahakala was considered as the distinctive presiding deity of Ujjain The lingam at the Mahakal is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself), deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra- shakti. The temple is three storied 1- Shree Mahakaleshwar 2- Shree Omkareshwar 3- Nagchandreshwar on the third storey is open for darshan only on the day of Nagpanchami
Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple daily Pooja schedule From month Chaitra to Ashwin From month Kartik to Falgun Bhasma Aarti 4:00 am to 6:00 am Morning Pooja 7:00 am to 7:30 am Mid day Pooja 10:00 am to 11:30 am Evening Pooja 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm5:30 pm to 6:30 am Aarti Shri Mahakal 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm7:30 pm to 8:00 am Closing Time 11:00 pm The Bhasma aarti time In Shravan Month is 3:00 am to 5:am
Special Pooja & abhishek Bhat ka shringar Bhang ka shringar Chandan ka shringar Ghrit ka shringar Mava ka shringar Laghurudra Abhishek Maharudra Abhishek Mahamritunjaya Jap & Abhishek Rudra path 11 avartan Rudra path ek avartan Shiva Mahiman Strota Samanya Pooja
Mahashivratri-Mahashivratri was the fourteenth day of the dark night in the month of Falgun i.e. February- March. This festival of Maha Shivratri is held in great esteem in the Mahakaleshwar Shiv's Lingum is worshipped with the performance of all the religious rites and rituals.
Uma Sanjhi Mahotasava this Mahotsava is begin In the month of Ashwin Ekadashi to Amawasya 5 days function is celebrated in temple. Next day on shukla paksha pratipada the procession of Uma (godess Parvati) pass through the streets of Ujjain with great joy and draw attendance of lakhs of people.
Every Monday of Shravan Month celebrations is held in the temple premises and national level artists are participate the Shravan Mahotasava Jyotirlinga Shree Mahakaleshwar
Financial Management YearIncomeExpendituressaving Rs. In lacks
The income of Temple in is 3.63 crores & this year at the end of March 06 is above 4 crores Financial Management
Temple Security Temple security at the temple is hi-tech. 25 CCTV 07 metal detectors & 2 scanners are installed. A control room for watching & controlling all parts of the temple The temple management is also adopted the new security measures in this year.
Crowd Control In the Temple to devotees attract on every Monday & in the Mahashivratri, Nagpanchami & Shravan the no of devotees is more then 1 lacks 700 meters railing in the temple premises & 500 meters railing is outside of the temple with necessary facilities like water, urinals etc. Inside the temple there are no ladders. Ramp is made for senior citizen, handicapped & children.
Information Technology The website of the temple is developed & launched. Devotees can log on to the temple website – for getting information about the temple, booking of puja & donations Contact us at –
Near temple two dharmashalas (Mahakal Dharmashala & Pt. Surnayaran Vyas Dharmashala) are available which are under control of the temple administration. In Mahakal Dharmashala 12 Ac & 13 non Ac room, 12 dormitory are available at reasonable rates. Temple administration conduct an Annakshetra where devotee can take meal free of charge. At the time of huge crowed special darshan facility is available on Rs. 101 Temple administration provide the facility of Tilak & Prasad (free of charge) for every devotee. Accommodation & other facilities