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Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain: Do you know that this is the only temple in the world where Lord Shiva and Parvati are seated on Sheshnag. Darshan is held here only on Nagpanchami.

Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain is located in the Mahakaleshwar Temple of Ujjain, located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Its doors are opened for devotees only once a year on the occasion of Nag Panchami. A large number of people from all over the world reach Ujjain to see the unique statue of Lord Shiva located in this temple.

Know Mystery of Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain

According to religious beliefs, snake king Takshak had performed severe penance to please Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was pleased with the penance.

Lord Shiva gave the boon of immortality to Takshak Naga, the king of snakes. It is believed that after that Takshak king started living in the company of the Lord.

But before residing in Mahakal forest, his intention was that there should not be any disturbance in his solitude.

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Therefore, it has been a tradition for years that they are available for darshan to the devotees only on the day of Nag Panchami. The rest of the time the temple remains closed as per tradition in his honour.

Top 10 Features of Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain

Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain has a wonderful 11th-century statue. Parmar king Bhoja had built this temple around 1050 AD. After this, Maharaj Ranoji Scindia of Scindia family got the Mahakal temple renovated in 1732.

In this, Shiva and Parvati are sitting on the seat of a snake spreading its hood. This statue was brought here from Nepal. There is no such statue anywhere in the world except Ujjain.

This is the only temple in the whole world, in which Lord Bholenath is seated on a snake bed instead of Lord Vishnu.

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Lord Shiva seating on Sheshnaag

In the ancient idol installed in the temple, Shivaji, Ganesh ji and Maa Parvati are seated on a Dash-Mukhi snake bed.

Bhujang is wrapping around Shivashambhu’s neck and arms. After visiting this temple, a person becomes free from any kind of snake defects.

More than 3 lakh devotees visit, worship and offer prayers to Nagdev of Nagchandreshwar temple in a single day. On the festival of Nagpanchami, Trikal worship of Lord Shri Nagchandreshwar is done.

After the doors open at 12 midnight, the Mahant performs the puja. After that puja takes place at 12 noon. Then at 12 o’clock on the night of Nag Panchami, after performing the Akhara puja, the doors of the temple are closed.

Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain is situated on the third floor of the world famous Mahakal temple dedicated to Shiva in Ujjain.

The special thing about this temple is that this temple is opened for darshan, worship and offer prayers only one day in a year on Naag Panchami (Shravan Shukla Panchami).

The statue of Shiva located in this temple has snakes wrapped around its neck and arms. It is the wish of every human being in the world to get a glimpse of Shiva sitting on the king of snakes.

The worship and arrangements of Nagchandreshwar temple are done by the monks of Mahanirvani Akhara located in Ujjain.

How to reach Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain?

You can reach Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain by rail, plane and road.

By Air- There is no airport in Ujjain, its nearest airport is in Indore. Which is situated at a distance of about 58 kilometers. From Indore airport you can reach Ujjain by taking a taxi or bus. It takes about 1-1.15 hours.

By Roadways– Ujjain has a good network of roads and is connected to all the major cities of the country. National Highway 48 and National Highway 52 connect it to major cities of the country. You can reach here by personal vehicle.

By Rail: You can reach this temple by taking a local bus or taxi from Ujjain City Junction or Vikram Nagar Railway Station. Direct train service is available to Ujjain from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata.

What is the parking arrangement of Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain?

Coming for darshan of Lord Shri Nagchandreshwar and Lord Shri Mahakaleshwar on the occasion of Nagpanchami festival.

In order to provide basic facilities to the devotees, temporary vehicle parking arrangements have been made at selected places on the routes coming from all around the city of Ujjain.

Main parking arrangements: Karkaraj Parking (for all vehicles) Kalota Samaj Dharamshala (for two-wheelers/administrative vehicles).

Parking arrangement for vehicles coming from Dewas, Maksi, Agar Road: Prashanti Dham parking ground of Government Engineering College.

Parking arrangements for vehicles coming from Indore Road: Housing Board grounds at Government Engineering College Tiraha, Haat Bazaar below Harifatak Bridge, Mannat Garden (Municipal Corporation).

Kartik Mela Ground Parking: Adinath Jain Parking (Badnagar Road) Udasin Akhara/Nimorhi Akhara (Badnagar Road).

Parking arrangement for vehicles coming from Badnagar, Nagda Road: Mullapura Parking (Paddy Procurement Centre).

FAQ’s of Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain

Nagchandreshwar temple opening time

This temple remains open for 24 hours only for one day in a year i.e. on Nag Panchami.

Is Nagchandreshwar Temple open every day?

No, it is open only one day in a year on Nag Panchami.

Where is nagchandreshwar temple in Ujjain?

It is situated on the top of ‘Jyotirlinga Mahakal Temple’ of Ujjain.

What happens after seeing Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain?

It is believed that having darshan of Nagchandreshwar temple ujjain on Nagpanchami gives relief from Sarp Dosh.

Which puja is performed in Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain?

Trikal puja is performed in Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain.

Which god is sitting on Sheshnag in Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain?

Lord Shiva is seated with Goddess Parvati on the seat of Sheshnag.

Is Lord Shiva sitting on the seat of Sheshnag in any other temple of the world?

No, this is only Nagchandreshwar Temple in Ujjain.

Why does Nagchandreshwar Temple open only once a year?

It is believed that King Takshak convinced Lord Shiva and started living in the company of the Lord. But before residing in Mahakal forest, his intention was that there should not be any disturbance in his solitude.

Therefore, it has been a tradition for years that they are available for darshan only on the day of Nag Panchami.

What is the address of Nagchandreshwar Temple Ujjain?

Address: mahakaaleshwar jyotirling, Jaisinghpura, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456001

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