Sights to See
Believed to be a Swayambhu (self-created) Jyotirlinga Mahakaleshwar temple is located near a lake and has five levels, one of which is underground. Bounded by massive walls, the shrine is characterised by a shikhara adorned with sculptural beauty which dominated the Ujjain’s skyline.
Legend has it that a demon named Dushanan used to torment the inhabitants of Avanti (former name of Ujjain). Lord Shiva appeared rose from the ground and destroyed the demon. On the request of the residents of Avanti, took up permanent abode here as Mahakaleshwara.