Harsiddhi Mata Temple, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

Important information

  • Location: Jaisinghpura, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456006, India
  • Festivals: Navratri For Other Festival Detail Click here
  • Main Deity: Lord Dwarkadhish (Lord Krishna) For Other Deity Detail Click here
  • Languages: English & Hindi
  • Darshan Timings: 05.00 AM To 07.00 PM
  • Best Season To Visit: All
  • Contact Number: +912892234080
  • How To Reach

Harsidhhi Mata Temple Located at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India. She is also known by the names Harshal, Harshad, Shikotar, Sikotar, Dasha, Harshat, Momai, and Vahanvati Mata. She is also known as Sindhoi Mata or Goddess of Sands, in Sindh in Pakistan, where her temple is located. Harshidhhi Mata Temple also known as Harshal Mata Temple is located at a place called Miani, some 30 km far from Porbandar on the road to Dwarka. The main temple was originally located on a hilltop facing the sea. Another well-known temple is located in Rajpipla, where she is worshiped as Kuldevi by the former princely State of Rajpipla, where she had come from Ujjain.

History

According to Shiv Puran, this temple is among 51 Shakti Peeths. Lord Vishnu divided the body into 51 parts utilizing his Sudarshan chakra. Out of those 51 parts, from which the ‘Elbow’ of Sati fell to this place.

It is said Lord Krishna had worshiped her throughout his lifetime and has since been living atop a hill called Koyla Dungar. The original temple atop the hill is said to be have actually been constructed by Lord Krishna himself. Lord Krishna wished to defeat the asuras and Jarasandha so he wished to Amba Mata for power. With the true blessings of the goddess, Krishna had the ability to beat the Asuras. After this success, he constructed the temple. All Yadavas over overjoyed (harshit) and they celebrated their success here when Jarasandha was killed.

The name Harshad Mata or Harsiddhi Mata. She has since been worshiped as kuldevi of Yadavs. Seth Jagdu Shah of Kutch, a Jain merchant, was protected by Harsidhhi Mata, when his ships were sinking near the sea where her temple on the hill stood. He made a new temple in 1300AD below the hill and requested Devi to move down the hill, ever since lots of Jain castes worship her as Kuldevi.

Legend

Mythologies explain that once when Shiva and Parvati were alone on Mount Kailash, 2 devils called Chand and Prachand tried to force their way in. Shiva called upon Chandi to damage them which she did. Pleased, Shiva bestowed upon her the epithet of ‘one who vanquishes all’. The temple was rebuilt during the Maratha period and the 2 pillars adorned with lights are unique functions of Maratha art. These lights, lit during Navaratri, present a wonderful spectacle. There is an ancient well on the premises, and a creative pillar decorates the top of it.

There is an interesting legend in the Skanda Purana about the manner in which the Goddess Chandi acquired the epithet of Harsiddhi. Vikramaditya is said to have actually visited Miyani, then known as Minalpur, a port city ruled by Prabhatsen Chavda of the Chawda dynasty. Vikramadiya was blessed by the Devi. He requested Harsidhhi Mata, to come to her kingdom at Ujjain, where she would worship her every day.

Architecture

One among the interesting aspect of this shrine is the structure which is made up of a rock smeared with turmeric paste and vermilion. The temple turns magnificent on the eve of the Navaratri festival when numerous lights on the 15 feet light stand being lit together. Another characteristic function of the wonderful shrine is the existence of Sri Yantra or 9 triangles that represent the 9 names of Goddess Durga.

Idol

The idol of Annapurna is Seated in between the idol of Mahalaxmi and Mahasaraswati. The idol of Annapurna is painted in dark vermilion color. The idol of Jagdu Shah is situated to the right of Goddess’s idol inside the temple, which is also being worshiped according to boon given to Jagdu Shah that his name, henceforth, will eternally be associated with this temple.The well-known dark vermilion picture of Annapurna, the Goddess of Nourishment, and the idol of Mahasaraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom and Knowledge are significant for their traditional Maratha architecture.

Festivals

The 9 day Navratri festival is the major festival celebrated in the Harsiddhi Mata Temple and that time temple is decorated with flowers and lights. The temple is easily accessible via roadway and also caters to accommodation to visitors if needed.

Other Temple of Harsiddhi Mata

Her temples are located in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. A couple of her noted temples are situated in Porbandar, Indore, Jabalpur, Ladol, Dwarka, Wadhwan, Aurangabad, Badod, Varvala, Lunavada, Chand Baori, Haripura, Kutch, Rangir Rahli District Sagar Madhya Pradesh, and so on.

Other Temples near Harsiddhi Mata

  • Shree Mahakaleshwar Temple
  • KalBhairava Temple
  • Chintaman Ganesh Temple
  • Harisiddhi Temple
  • Ram Ghat
  • GomtiKund
  • Dwarikadhish Gopal Mandir
  • Chaubis Khamba Temple
  • ISKCON Temple
  • Shri Mangalnath Temple
  • Navgrah Shani Mandir

Temple Timings

Darshan Timing

05.00 AM To 07.00 PM

Aarti, Bhog and Pooja Timing

Morning Aarti TimingEvening Aarti Timing
07.00 AM To 08.00 AM06.30 PM To 07.00 PM

How to Reach

  • By Air: The nearest airport is at Indore which is 53 km away.
  • By Train: The direct train is available from Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mumbai, Fouzabad, Lucknow, Dehradun, Delhi, Banaras, Kochin, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Howrah and other cities.
  • By Road: The direct bus is available from Indore, Surat, Gwalior, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Nasik, Mathura.

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