Simhastha is the great bathing festival of Ujjain. It is celebrated in a cycle of twelve years when Sun and  Jupiter enters the sign of Aries and Leo respectively. It commemorates the falling of nectar into the Shipra river during the fight for amrita between the gods and the demons. A dip in the river during the Fair days is considered most holy. Ceremonial bathing in the holy waters of Shipra begin with the full moon day of Chaitra and continue in different intervals throughout the successive month of vaishakha culminating on the full moon day. Details--->>>


Samudra Manthan

The Ujjain was declared the most sacred city on earth in ancient mythology.Nowhere else is the Dakshinamukhi Jyotirling of Shri Mahakaleshwar Bhagwan situated. Ujjain is also called the birthplace of the planet Mars. According to legend, Loard Krishna had studied here in the ashram of Rishi Sandipani along with his brother Balram and Sudama. Samrat Vikramaditya had started the Vikrami Calender in this city. This calendar is stated to be the oldest in the world. The Skand Purana mentions that 84 Mahadevas, 64 Yoginis, eight Bhairavas and six Vinayaks (Ganesh) exist in Ujjain. It is a city of temples, idols, mythological stories, festivals and celebrations with Simhastha occupying top place.Details--->>>

MahakaleswarEventsSnan Dates

Mahakala of Ujjain is known among the twelve celebrated Jyotirlingas in India. The glory of Mahakaleshwar temple has been vividly described in various puranas. Starting with Kalidasa, many sanskrit poets have eulogised this temple in emotive terms. The tradition of Mahakala in minds of the people is eternal Ujjain used to be centre point of the calculation of the Indian time and Mahaklala was considered as the distinctive presiding deity of Ujjain Details--->>>


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According to the astrologists following are the dates 

  1. Chaitra Shukla Purnima, Monday, Vikram Samwat 2061, April 5, 2004

  2. Vaishakh Krishna amavashyah, Monday, Vikram Samwat 2061, April 19, 2004

  3. Vaishakha shukla tritiya, Thursday, Vikram Samwat 2061, April 22, 2004

  4. Vaishakha shukla panchami, Saturday, Vikram Samwat 2061, April 24, 2004

  5. Vaishakha shukla purnima, Tuesday, Vikram Samwat 2061, May 4, 2004 (Shahi Snan)


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