As mentioned in many Puranas, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas shrines which are the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva, is located in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. It is said that at the time of the creation of the universe 12 sun rays fell on the earth. All Jyotirlingas were created from these stones. The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshinmukhi, which means that it is facing the south. This is a unique feature, upheld by the tantric shivnetra tradition to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 Jyotirlingas.
Kaal has two meanings – one is time and the other is death. It is called ‘Mahakal’ because in ancient times the standard time of the entire world was determined from here. The deity presiding in here, Shiva in the lingam form is said to be Swayambhu or self-manifested, who derives currents of power from within as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.
Despite King Vikramaditya’s rule over the city, Lord Shiva reigned Ujjain eternally. No king can spend a night here as Mahakal is the only king of Ujjain. Even King Vikramaditya used to live in a village near Ujjain at night. It is believed that except Mahakal if any king spends a night in Ujjain, he dies. According to the legend and the story of the Singhasan Battisi, since the time of Raja Bhoj, no king has ever stayed here. Even today, no chief ministers or prime minister can stay here at night. According to popular belief, King Mahakal visits the city every Monday in the month of Shravan.
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