Bhairav Parvat Shakti Peeth, Ujjain | Avantika Shakti Peeth

Important information

  • Location: Bhairav Parvat Temple(Maa Avantika Shakti Peeth), Bhairavparvat Road, Near Shri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Festivals: Kumbh Mela, Shivratri, Navratri For Other Festival Detail Click here
  • Main Deity: Maa Durga(Maa Avanti or Avantika) For Other Deity Detail Click here
  • Languages: Hindi & English
  • Darshan Timings: 06.30 AM To 07.00 PM
  • Best Season To Visit: All
  • How To Reach

Avanti or Bhairav Parvat Shakti Peeth is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas of Maa Sati. Maa Avanti Shakti Peetha is located near Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, India. This temple is also known as Gadkalika. The temple is beautifully located on Bhairavparvat, at Bhairav hills on the banks of Shipra river a little distance from Ujjaini town. Ujjain is well called Ujjain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri and is a historical city of Malwa region in central India, on the far eastern bank of the Shipra or Kshipra River, today part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the management center of Ujjain District and Ujjain Department.

In historical times the city was called Ujjayini. As mentioned in the Mahabharata epic, Ujjayini was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom and has been the Prime Meridian for Hindu geographers since the 4th century BCE. Ujjain is among the 7 spiritual cities “Sapta Puri” of the Hindus, and the Kumbh Mela a world popular spiritual celebration is held here every 12 years. It is also Temple to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, among the twelve Jyotirlinga Shrines to Lord Shiva, and is also the place where Lord Krishna came for learning with Balarama and Sudhama from Maharshi Sandipani.

History

The chief legend of Bhairav Parvat relates to the creation of the Shakti Peethas. Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, was married to the god Shiva versus his wishes. Daksha arranged a great yajna but did not invite Sati and also Shiva. Uninvited, Sati reached the yajna-site, where Daksha ignored Sati as well as Shiva.

Sati was not able to withstand this insult. So, Devi Sati gave her life by jumping into the fire of Havan organized by her father King Daksh. When Lord Shiva was running around the planet carrying her body that Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘Upper Lip’ of Sati fell to this place. Here Sati is called Avanti or maa Avantika and Lord Shiva is called Lambakarna.

There are no records as to who and when the temple was built, however, it most likely dates back to the 4th century BC, the time when Ujjain came to being by the Avanti Kingdom. The Avanti Shakti Peeth attracts its name from the Avanti Kings who established the region and was a holy place for the royal family members. Avanti temple is mentioned in Mahabharata legendary too. Devotees visiting this temple can discover from regional a lot of people about the temple and its origin.

Importance

People Worship the Goddess for the fulfillment of their wishes, to gain prosperity, and also visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Progeny
  • Delay in wedding proposals

Architecture

The construction of the temple is created using special colorful rocks. The wall and rooftop for the temple are made with magnificent rocks and present an image perfect view to the tourists. Prayers and many other rituals are performed in the temple daily.

Idol

The temple is dedicated to a spiritual power “Goddess Durga”, worshipped by millions of Hindu devotees as “Maa Avanti or Avantika”. It is believed that Devi Sati’s ‘Upper Lip’ fell here. The lord Shiva is worshipped as ‘Lambakarna’. The idol of Devi Avanti is regularly beautified with a red sari as the color red is considered religious by married women in India. A famous Siddha Peetha of a magnificent power is worshipped as a superlative power of Durga Shakti “Avanti” by the millions of devotees from all over the nation, who visit this ancient magnificent temple every year.

Festivals

Ujjain is well-known for lots of festivals and the Kumbh Mela. Shri Avanti Devi temple is also part of the celebration that is carried on in Ujjain. In particular to this Shivaratri, Navratri and the temple are enjoyed with wonderful worship and excitement.

Nearby Attractions

  • Mahakaleshwar
  • Kal Bhairava
  • Harihara Teertha
  • Mallikarjuna Teertha
  • Ganga Ghat
  • Bohron Ka Roja
  • Begum Ka Maqbara
  • Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir
  • Chintaman Ganesh
  • Pir Matsyendranath
  • Bhartrihari Caves
  • Kaliadeh Palace
  • Durgadas Ki Chhatri
  • Gopal Mandir
  • Navagraha Mandir (Triveni)
  • The Vedha Shala
  • Vikram Kirti Mandir
  • Vikram University
  • Kalidasa Academy
  • Ram Janardhan Temple
  • Ram Ghat
  • Bina Neev Ki Masjid
  • Maulana Rumi Ka Maqbara
  • Sandalwala Building
  • Harsiddhi Temple
  • Siddhavat
  • Sandipani Ashram
  • Mangalnath

How to Reach

  • By Air: Indore is the nearby airport to Ujjain and it is 52 kilometres far. There are severals national flights that fly from the main cities of India to Indore.
  • By Rail: The Nearest railway station is Ujjain.
  • By Road:Ujjain is well attached to rest of the India and people can have all means of transport to come here. When coming with your own means of transport, Agra-Mumbai highway is the perfect roadway to reach Indore and from there to the Ujjain.

Temple Timings

06.30 AM To 07.00 PM

Temple Video and Images

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