Ujjain Mandir Timings: Open, Close, Darshan, Aarti, and Puja Today

Ujjain Mandir Timings: Open, Close, Darshan, Aarti, and Puja Today

For Hindus, the temple has great religious significance. It is believed that making a pilgrimage to this temple will purify one of one’s sins and provide moksha, or liberation from the cycle of life and death.

Many stories and assumptions represent the basis for the Mahakaleshwar myths. Among these is the belief that King Chandrasen once ruled Ujjain. He devoted his life to worshiping Lord Shiva. When the little child Shrikar saw the king’s devotedness to Lord Shiva, he was deeply impressed and wanted to join his army but was turned down. At the same time, there were enemy rulers in the area who were preparing an attack on Ujjain. Shikhar began praying to Lord Shiva with the help of a local priest named Vridhi. Additionally, Lord Shiva felt moved by their devotion and decided to assume the shape of a linga to protect the city. Following the incident, the king built the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

Another myth surrounding the Mahakaleshwar Temple holds that Devi Sati offered herself as a sacrifice to the flames after her father, Daksha Prajapathi, criticized her and Lord Shiva. After learning that Lord Shiva was angry, he performed the Tandava, or Dance of Death. He is hence known as the Mahakaleshwar, or Mahakal, which signifies God existing outside of time and death. Additionally, Mahakaleshwar Ujjain is regarded as one of the Shakti Peethas, the place where Devi Sati’s body fell. It is thought that Devi Sati’s upper lip dropped at this same place.

Aarti Darshan Dress Code

  • Gents: dhoti (white) and shirt, or kurta and pyjama.
  • Ladies: Saree or Salwar Kameez (with Pallu Compulsory).
  • All pilgrims are requested not to wear clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, etc., as the same is strictly prohibited, irrespective of any age group

Ujjain Mandir Open and Closing Timings

  • 4.00 am: Temple Opening Hours
  • 4.00 am to 6.00 am: Bhasm Aarti
  • 6.00 am to 7.00 am: Rudrabhishek Puja
  • 7.00 am to 10.30 a.m.: Shringar Darshan
  • 8.00 am to 10.00 am- Darshan
  • 10.00 am to 10.30 a.m.: Midday Puja
  • 10.30 am to noon, Panchamrit Abhishek
  • 10.30 am to 5 pm – Darshan
  • Noon: Midday Puja
  • 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm: Darshan
  • 7.00 pm to 7.30 pm – Aarti
  • 8.00 pm to 11.00 pm: Darshan
  • 11 p.m.: Temple closing hours

Ujjain Mandir Aarti Timings

  • 4.00 am to 6.00 am: Bhasm Aarti
  • 7 am to 7.30 a.m.: Dadyodak Aarti
  • 10 a.m to 10.30 a.m.: Bhog Aarti
  • 5 p.m to 5.30 pm Sandhya Aarti
  • 7 p.m to 7.30 p.m.: Shri Mahakal Aarti
  • 10.30 pm to 11 p.m. Sayan Aarti