Held every 4th years, the Kumbh Mela is one of the biggest events for the Indian Hindu community. Kumbh Mela derives its name from the immortal - Pot of Nectar - described in ancient Vedic scriptures known as the Puranas. Kumbha in Sanskrit language means 'pot or pitcher'. Mela means 'festival'.
Ujjain is one of the four places where Kumbh Mela is held after every 12 years at sacred River Shipra, when the Sun is in the zodiac Aries and the Jupiter is in the zodiac Leo. Millions of devotees take dips, worship and attend the religious ceremony of Kumbh Mela to attain libration from the vicious cycle of birth-death-rebirth.
Mahakaleshwar Temple: This is the most significant shrine in Ujjain as it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be the only Jyotirling where the Shivling looks towards the south. That is why it is also called as Dakshinmukhi or the south looking ling.
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The Kumbhmela is a place of worship for devotees of the Hindu religion