Mahakleshwar in Ujjian is One of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, The lingam at the Mahakaleshwar 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 withmantra - shakti. The glory of mahakaleshwar temple has been vividly described in puranas starting with kalidas, many sanskrit poets have of mahakal in the minds of the people eternal. The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshina-murti or south faced. the unique distinction of dakshina - murti worship, upnel in the tantrik tradition is realised only in mahakaleshwar. Bhasma Aarti in Mahakaleshwar: Mahakaleshwar is the only jyotirlinga where the " Bhasm Aarti " is performed. This 'Pooja' is done by the early morning around 4:00 AM. In this activity the Lingam is bathed by the ashes of recently died human body & taken by nearest 'Shamshan Ghat'. That is why this temple is also known for the tantrik Poojas. Bhasm Aarti Rules : 1. For Bhasmaarti, You need to apply before one day. 2. Application for admission will be based on the seats or space available. 3. Application for Bhasmarti will be accepted only upto 12:30 Noon, after that no applications shall be entertained. 4. The list shall be declared at 7:00 PM and the admission letter will be distributed till 10:30 PM. 5. Priority shall be based upon 'First come first get' Basis. 6. Every Applicant shall be produced ID card with Photo Proof. Pan Cards are not allowed. 7. Durring Bhasmarti , the devotees shall not be permitted in corridor.8. During the ritual of Jalabhishek, ladies and gents should adorn saree and dhoti respectively. For More Information Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call to 09977700372
One of the Tweleve Jyotirlinga Omkareshwar is also know as "Omkareshwar- Mandhata' . It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river; the shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu ॐ symbol. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (whose name means "Lord of Omkaara or the Lord of the Om Sound") and one to Amareshwar (whose name means "Immortal lord" or "lord of the Immortals or Devas"). But as per the sloka on dwadash jyotirligam, Mamleshwar is the jyotirling, which is on other side of Narmada river. Omkareshwar temple is the main attraction of the pilgrims. In fact the town owes its very existence to this temple. As to who constructed the temple and when , is all shrouded in mystry.The sanctum sanctorum containing the Jyotirlinga seems to have been originally a small temple of the old construction style, the dome being made of layers of stone slabs and not of circular cut stones. As this temple is too close to the precipitously deep bank of the Narmada to the south, the great extension is of new construction style. This is the reason why the sanctum sanctorum and the main deity are neither in the front of the main door nor below the higher conspicuous Shikhar or the tower of later construction. The temple stands on a one mile long, half mile wide island formed by the fork of the Narmada. The soft stone of which it was constructed has lent its pliable surface to a rare degree of detailed work, of which the frieze figures on the upper portion is the most striking. Also intricately carved is the stone roof of the temple. Encircling the shrine are verandahs with columns which are carved in circles, polygons and squares.