Ujjain Temple Timings: Open, Close, Darshan, and Aarti Today

Ujjain Temple timings, Darshan, and Pooja details

According to mythology, King Ripudamana and King Sanghditya used the demon Dushan, who had been granted the ability to see invisible by Lord Brahma, to aid them in their invasion of Avanti. In response to King Chandrasena’s request, Lord Shiva destroyed every demon by taking on the form of Mahakaal, although he continued to exist here for protection in the future.

Prajapita Brahma built Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain, though the Puranic history of it is still unknown. Mahakaal is known as Bhole Baba by the people of Ujjain.

Since the temple’s roofs are entirely flat, Kalidasa referred to this as “Niketan” in his construction of “Meghdutam.”

The Gupta Dynasty Kings are the ones who look after this temple. The Guptas, Gurjar Pratihars, and Rashtrakutas all paid homage to this revered historic site while ruling Ujjain after the Gupta-Chalukya collapse. Every twelve years, the Simhastha Kumbh Mela is held here.

Preferable 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 Temple Timings: Open and Close

S.NoTemple TimingsPuja/ Darshan, and Aarti
14:00 amTemple opening Hours
27:00 am – 7:30 am (Chaitra to Aswin)

7:30 am – 8:00 am(Karthik to Phalgun)

Morning hours Pooja
38:00 am – 10:00 amDarshan
410:00 am – 10:30 am

Or10:30 am – 11:00 am

Mid day Pooja
510:30 am – 5:00 pmDarshan
6Mid-day PoojaEvening Pooja
76:00 pm – 7:00 pmDarshan
87:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Or7:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Mahakaleshwar Aarti
98:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.Darshan
1011:00 pmTemple closing hours
temple daily schedule
  • The temple remains open, with no break time in between.
  • Ujjain Temple timings differ on special days, such as Sivaratri festival days.

Ujjain Temple Darshan Timings

  • 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • 8 p.m to 11 p.m.

Ujjain Temple Puja Timings

  • 4.00 a.m. to 6.00 a.m., Bhasm Aarti
  • 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 a.m. – Rudrabhishek
  • 10.30 am. to 12.00 p.m. – Panchamrit Abhishek
  • 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. – Sandhya Aarti

How to reach Ujjain Mahakal?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Indore which is 53 km away.

By Train

  1. The direct train is available from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mumbai, Fouzabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Delhi, Banaras, Kochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Howrah and other cities.

By Bus

  1. The direct bus is available from Indore, Surat, Gwalior, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Nasik, Mathura.

Reference Link: History


  1. Jay mahakal

  2. plz give me details for kalsarp pooja .

  3. Sir give me general darshan timing detail

    • HI Sir,

      You can get darshan from 8 am onwards so plan accordingly


    • two types of darsanams arranged by temple
      One is general darsan thro gate no 1 nd another
      one is spl vip darsan with 250/- cost..
      You can go on online or you can buy near spl
      Darsan counter with I d proof sir. This is available
      from 6 am to 7 am nd after 8 am …
      Another darsan is bhasmaharati darsan.. this you can book in advance or you will have at booking counter behind gate no 1 by enquiring bhasmaharati counter..
      You have to go with I d proof all of you to carry..
      By 7-30 am you should stand at that counter nd issue permission.. after that you have to stand in que by 12 midnight for early hours darsan which is the best best darsan sir🙏
      I recently went Ujjain twice nd Omkar too..
      Any information regarding Ujjain, you can sir

  4. Ujjain informn

  5. Bina booking ke kya sambhav hai bhasma arti dekh pana?

  6. Shanti Lal Mathur

    Jai mahakaaleshwer mahadev, Durshan to shri mahakaaleshwer on 15 july by me or femily. please tell me for Bhasam Arti on 15 July 18. this is my e mail- [email protected] or my mobile no. 6375243705 this is jio sim…….

  7. Jai Mahakaleshwar,

    Please help me getting a morning Bhawna Arati ticket for tomorrow

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You can book online for that please do check with the official site.
      Thank you.

  8. Jai mahakaleshwar. We want pass or tickets for 2 on 8th Feb 2019 for evening Bhasma Aarti how can we get it & whats the amount for 2 tikets

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You need to book online, please do check with the official site each ticket cost you Rs 250.
      Thank you.

  9. Dear Sir/Madam,
    You need to book online for booking you need to check with the official site please contact 9393939150.
    Thank you.

  10. ujain se omkareswer bas ya tren milati he

  11. What is the procedure to attend bashmaarti?
    Is that any pre booking process for that?

    • Dear Sir/Madam,
      You need to book online for booking please do check with the official site.
      Thank you.

      • Which is d website …. WT time does bashma aarti starts. How many days prior do u have to book. nd how long does it last.

        • Dear Sir/Madam,
          Basmarthi will be starting from 4 am to 6 am and it will be costing Rs 100 .
          Thank you.

  12. How can I get online seva tickets for darshan


    We can do abshakm any time