|| Shri Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga ||
This ultimate holy jyotirlinga is in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. Punyasilila (holy city) Ujjain situated on the banks of river Kshipra was famously known as Ujjayini in ancient times, it was also called Avantikapuri. It is one of the most sacred Saptapuris of India. The glory of the Mahakal Jyotirlinga is described in full detail in the Mahabharata, Shivpuran and Skandpuran.
The story of this Jyotirlinga is described in the Puranas as follows - In ancient times, King Chandrasen ruled in Ujjayini. He was a supreme Shiva-devotee. One day a five-year-old boy named Shrikar was passing by with his mother. He was very astonished and bewildered upon seeing the king's Shivpujan. He himself became eager to worship Shiv with the same type of materials.
When he could not find the material, he picked up a piece of stone from the path. When he came home and installed the same stone as Shiva, he started worshiping it with flowers, sandalwood etc. Mother came to call for food, but he was not prepared in any way to leave the puja. In the end, Mata was afraid and picked up that piece of stone and threw it away. Due to this, the child started crying crying loudly to Lord Shiva. Finally he fainted crying and fell there.
This ultimate holy jyotirlinga is in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. Punyasilila Ujjain situated on the banks of river Kshipra was famously known as Ujjayini in ancient times, it was also called Avantikapuri. It is one of the most sacred Saptapuris of India.
Seeing this devotion and love towards the child, Lord Shiva became very happy. As soon as the child came to his senses and opened his eyes, he saw that in front of him stands a very grand and immense temple made of gold and gems. A very luminous, Attractive , stunning jyotirlinga stands inside that temple. The child was overwhelmed with happiness and joy and started praising Lord Shiva.
When mother got this news, she ran and hugged her beloved son. King Chandrasen also reached there and appreciated the devotion and accomplishment of that child. Gradually a large crowd gathered there. In this way Hanuman appeared at that place. He said- 'Humans! Lord Shankar is the first among the deities to give quick results. Pleased with the devotion of this child, he has given it such a results, which even the great sages and sages are unable to achieve by the penance of millions of births.
The religious person Nandagop will be born in the eighth generation of this boy. In Dwaparyug, Lord Vishnu will take Krishna avtaar and do various activities in his place . Hanumanji became disappeared by saying this. At that place Srikar Gop and King Chandrasen went to Shivdham while worshiping Lord Shiva from the rule.
A second story about this Jyotirlinga is said in this way- Vedpathi Taponistha was an extremely bright Brahmin in Avantikapuri. One day a tyrannical asura named Dushan came there to disturb his penance. He had become very powerful after receiving the boons from Brahma. Her atrocities were all over the place.