All Heritagesites have more than one important story to tell about their history; the waythey were constructed or destroyed, the people who lived there etc. Ujjain isthe largest ancient city besides the Kshipra River in Ujjain district of the Indianstate of Madhya pradesh. Is an important Hindu pilgrimage destination. Ujjain isfamous for political, cultural, commercial center of India.
Ujjain has vastreligious character. It is famous for simhastha kumbh-mella. So many Hindu mythologiesconnected with kumbh mahaparv. Ujjain is famous for its temple. It is also famousfor Mahakaleshwar temple, towering structure with an ornate roof. Temple is chosenfor thesis because it’s a key attraction point in the whole city and the mainaxle for the city. City shaped by kshipra river, Rudrasagar Lake.
Central coreof the city is still heart of the urban agglomeration. Thesis identifies thecenter of historic core. Mahakaleshwar temple, Ujjain• Temple is famous for countedamong 12 famous jyotirlingas of lord Shiva. As the deity (shivlinga) in thetemple faces south direction, the deity is also known as dakshinmurti.
This is a unique feature, upheld by the tantric shivnetra tradition tobe found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 jyotirlingas. The lord is also calledmahakal and as per a mythological belief, people who enjoys darshan of mahakalcan avoid ‘akaal mrityu’ (i.E. Death in a small age due to accident or fataldisease). The temple is located near the Rudrasagar Lake.On the day of maha shivaratri, a huge fairis held near the temple, and worship goes on through the night. The Mahakal Van siteis projected to be a node of various cultural, religious and urban activities.
The Temple and its spill over have a proposal of mela ground, yearlycongregation spaces, interpretation center and many more. The combined proposalis projected to create a activity centre and will provide an improved image of thereligious character of Ujjain city, against the pilgrims.