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Ujjain Visit, never miss it!
We visited temple again in the evening when crowd was comparatively less and had very pleasant darshan. The place was so peaceful one feel like staying there itself. The evening Aarti at Har Siddhi temple is worth watching especially the lighting of few thousand of lamps on the two giant pillars. One should not miss it. We missed the sayana Aarti at 10. 30 PM at Mahakaleswar temple as we need to go to bed early so that we can make for next day bhasma aarti. After seeing Bhama-aarti on 1st Dec we proceeded to Omkareswar about 135 KM from Ujjain
The Ujjain visit is really refreshing. Apart from Mahakaleswar temple, Harsiddhi mandir, Gadkalika Mandir, Bhatruhari Caves, Ram Ghat at Shipra river, mangalnath Temple, Gad Kalika temple, Sandeepani Ashram and Kalabhairav Temple are must seen
A historically colourful place
The bank of kshipra river is filled with saints & pilgrims. An ashram is also functioning there. The kaleeswara temple is visited by thousands of pilgrims every day. The sanctum saroram of the temple is below ground level & the temples of other gods are in the ground level. A minimum of 2 hrs waiting was necessary for me to darshan even though the time was morning.
The darshan & the touching in the jyothirlinga was a good experience. From 4 km away from railway station the famous Kalidasa sanskrit Academies Administrative office functions. Large number of famous temples are in & around the city ujjain & many of them were visited by me during the ujjain visit on march 2015. Since the visiting day march 1o0h was Rang Panchami day of Holi celebrations the city & the completel people & places were in different colours & celebrations. The celebrating people sprayed colours on everybody in support of the celebrations. Really the ujjain trip was a new experience.
I am heading to Ujjain
History of Ujjain
Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh is an ancient city and holds great historical importance. In earlier times, it was the capital of ancient Avanti Empire. Ujjain was also home to the Great Ashoka who at that period was the viceroy of the Western Province of the Maurya Empire
The City of Ujjain is situated on the banks of Kshipra River and the Maha Kumbh Mela is hosted in this city in every 12 years.
People and Culture of Ujjain
Being one of the holiest cities of India and a popular pilgrimage centre, Ujjain is home to many Hindu temples. All year round, the city is swarming with pilgrims and tourists from all over the country. Even because of the Kumbh Mela, the city in every 12 years is buzzing with visitors and pilgrims.
Although a large part of the population consists of Hindus, there are people from different castes like Muslims, Jains, Parsees and Sikhs who co-exist. MahaShivratri is the main festival here, although Diwali, Holi, Dusshera, Nag Panchmi and other festivals are also celebrated with full swing.
Things to Do in Ujjain
Ujjain is abode to many historical places. From the list of places to see in Ujjain, one must definitely visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Another of the ideal Ujjain tourist places is the Kal Bhairava. Situated on the banks of River Shipra, Kal Bhairava is among the eight bhairavas of the Shaivites. This temple is one of the popular Ujjain attractions. Harsiddhi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Harsiddhi and the temple was restructured during the Maratha Period. This temple is indeed one of the Ujjain places to visit. Jantar Mantar and Bhartrihari Caves are the other two places to visit in Ujjain.
Food and Shopping in Ujjain
Ujjain is famous for its Malwa Cuisine. Bhutta ri kees, Chakki ri saag, Baati, Bafla and a wide assortment of namkeens are a must try in Ujjain. Things to do in Ujjain is only complete if you indulge in some mouth watering snacks like aaloo kachori, khaman, gathiya, dehania-chivda, dal kachori and many more.
Apart from sightseeing in Ujjain and eating the local cuisines, one can also indulge in some shopping. Handicrafts and Artefacts are famous in Ujjain. Markets in Jawahar Nagar, Gopal Mandir Marg are famous for these items. One can also shop in the markets outside Mahakaleshwar Temple.
Accommodation in Ujjain
People who are wondering how to reach Ujjain can opt to travel to Ujjain by bus, taxis and trains. Ujjain has no dearth in terms of accommodation as well. You can get a place to stay according to your budget and comfort. From guest houses, to budget hotels to luxurious hotels, Ujjain has it all. There are many hotels in Ujjain which provide world class facilities at a budget friendly price and are in close proximity to major tourist places. One must make an itinerary of Ujjain sightseeing and book a hotel in advance before starting Ujjain tour. Plan a trip to Ujjain early this season.