Kshipra tat is 3 Kms away from Ujjain railway station .Major Ghats Which are made permanent along the side of river Kshipra bank are Guaghat,Ramghat , Narsinghghat,Duttaakhara ghat,Siddhvat ghat, Ganga ghat, Valmiki Ghat , Triveni Ghat, Rinmukteshwar ghat , etc. Apart from these many other ghats are made for bath purpose for Pilgrims. There are more than 20 ghats available. All major temples of Ujjain are situated near by Kshipra tat (bank). All Major Temples of Ujjain are situated near by Kshipra tat. On the River bank of Kshipra many festival based fares like Suryagrahan, Chandragrahan, Somvati Amavasya, Vaishak Purnima, Gangadushahara are celebrated and thousands of Pilgrims take a holi dip in Kshipra, on these Ghats especially on Ramghat and Duttakhara the shahisnan and other important perv snan take place during the Kumbh Perv.
The Supreme God Mahakaal
Out of the three sacredly worshipped Shivlingas of universe God Mahakaal of Ujjain has the greatest importance.The Meaning is Tarakalinga is above the earth, haatkeshwarlinga beneath the earth and Mahakaal on the earth.
The greatness of Mahakaal is all pervasive. Mahakaal is the originator of the whole universal. Our everlasting faith in god and religion has major cause in believing Mahakaal as the Supreme god on the earth. Mahakaal himself is the propagator of the kaal (Time)VarahPuran gives the answer of the question of where situates Mahakaal on the earth, as Mahakaal resides on the center point (Nabhi) of the earth which is Ujjain.Shree Mahakaleshwar is honour for Ujjain, the glory of Mahakaal is Divining. As per ShivPuran Mahakal is famous among 12 Jyotriling because he himself is Kaal of Kaal.
These 12 jyotirlings are situated in all directions of India as Kedarnath is in North, Rameshwaram is in South, Somanath is in West, Mallikarjun in East and Mahakaal is Situates in the center of India. The rest Jyotirlings are also situated in important directions with specific angles.
Mahakaal and Astrology
Jyotirlings is not only a symbol of knowledge and light but also of astrological calculations. The center of this calculation is Mahakaal. There are 12 Jyotirlings, 12 Sun(Aditya), 12 months, 12 planets and 12th hours in kundali and all these are 12th hours of the kundali of India. Therefore these are sacred and worshiped for time immemorial and these 12 give equal results as those of the 12 hours of kundali.
The resolution of the problems associated with the agents of the 12 kundali hours can be obtained by worshiping jyotirlings placed in 12 different places. The line of cancer (Kark) passes from Ujjain and in the form of whose center the temple of Karkrayeshwar is situated in Ujjain
The World famous Mahakaleshwar Temple is 2 Km away from the Ujjain Railway station and is spread over a large area on the banks of river Kshipra. This is the only Jyotirling that has south facing. In the Garbhgriha of the Temple there are silver statues of Shri Ganesha, Shri Kartkeya and Parvati. On the inner wall of roof there is a Rudra Yantra which made up of 100 Kg Silver and just under this situates the Jyotirling. The statue of Nandi is at the front of the Garbhgriha gate. The bhasmarti takes place everyday at 4 am only in this temple. On every Monday during the Shravan, Mahakaleshwar the ruler of Ujjain takes a round of the city. The present Temple was built in the Maratha time but the nearly pond was built during the Parmar Time.
Shri Chintaman Ganesh
It is situated 7 Kms away from the City on Ujjain-Fatehabad railway line. Road approach is available. The Ganesh Idol is believed to be Self-Created. As the Statue is Ancient one, on every Wednesday of Chaitra Month, a large gathering of Pilgrims Come Here. It is believed that on seeing it every wish gets fulfilled and worry is eliminated. A special custom of offering the first marriage Card to the Chintaman Ganesh is practiced here.
This Temple is 4 Kms away from the City. It is said that great poet Kalidas used to worship this same statue Goddess Kali. Temple has statue of Maa Kali, Lord Vishnu and Hanuman. King Harshwardhan renovated this Temple in 7th Century AD and later the same work was done by Scindhiyas.This Temple is one of the ancient temples of Ujjain. Every Year on the Occasion of Both the Navratris, Thousands of Devotees gather here to perform the special worship rituals. This Place is a Siddhapeeth, one of out of 12 Siddhapeeths.
On the Bank of River Kshipra and 5 Kms away from the city, this temple is, as described in the Matsya Puran the origin place of Mangal (Mars) planet. A special Worship rituals prayer is done here on every Tuesday which is attended by thousands of devotees who worship Mangal Linga.
This very ancient temple is situated on the bank of Kshipra and 4 Kms away from city. This place is one of the eight famous Bhairav places of Lord Shaiv cult. Traditionally Liquor is offered to Bhairav in the form of Prasad. This Place has a special significance for the Kapalik and Aughad Cult.
This Deity is the ever worshipped deity of King Vikramaditya. Harsiddhi has a specific importance in the ancient and sacred places of Ujjain. One of the 84 Siddh Places as per shiv Puran the Kohni (Elbow) of Devi Sati fell down here.As per Skand Puran in ancient time, Chanda Munda, the two Devils terrorized the whole country. After creating disturbance by them on Kailash Mountain, Shiv invoked deity chandi and she killed them. On this Happily Shiv praised her and declaredthat as she has killed the devils she will be named as Harsiddhi. Temple has four doors on all four sides. The main door is on the east, on south there is well which has a pillar bearing the march of 1947. Temple has the statue of deity Annapurna on the front of the Temple, two large and tall pillars with 726 light stands (Diyas) are situated. These give very picturesque sight during the Navratri.