The sacred town of Ujjain holds an extraordinary religious centrality for Hindus as it lives one of the Jyotirlinga called Mahakaleshwar. Situated on the bank of Rudra Sagar Lake, the sanctuary is likewise one of the 18 maha shakti peetham. As indicated by Shiv Purana, Ujjain was where years back Lord Shiva showed up in his mahakala frame to vanquish an evil spirit called Dushana, who used to torment individuals of Ujjain city. In the wake of murdering Dushana, Lord Shiva appeared as jyotirlinga and began living in this sacred city. The sanctuary looks awesome amid Sawan, and Nagpanchami celebration as this is the point at which the sanctuary structure is beautified with lights and blossoms. Mahakaleshwar is the main jyotirlinga where its lingam confronts south, and it likewise has a shree yantra recorded on the roof over the grabhagriha. Amid the Maha Shivaratri celebration, an immense reasonable is held and the festivals, revere go ahead as the night progressed. ‘Bhasm-Aarti’ is the principle highlight of the sanctuary, played out each morning, amid which the shivlinga is showered with fiery debris from a crisp memorial service fire.
One of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, the lingam at the Mahakala is accepted to be swayambhu (conceived of itself) inferring streams of force shakti) from inside itself as against alternate pictures and lingams which are customarily settled and contributed with mantra-shakti.