Location: Resting on the banks of Shipra River, Mangalnath Temple is a majestic temple located in Ujjain city.
Description: One of the religious sites in Ujjain, Mangalnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to a Hindu relic Matsya Purana, Mangalnath is the birthplace of Mangal which refers to the Mars planet. Mars is believed to be created by Lord Shiva. This place was one of the prime meridians on earth and the spot is renowned for having a clear view of Mars Planet. It was found to be an exclusive place for Indian astronomical studies. Not only this, the serene ambiance of this place located far from city life is ideal to observe the widespread panoramas of Shipra River. After a long journey, if you are seeking a tranquil place then this is a soothing site where you can completely lose yourself. Mangalnath Temple is the only temple on earth dedicated to Lord Mangal. Devotees born with zodiac sign Cancer and have Mars in their horoscope are recommended to worship here to get relieved from any hurdles faced in their lives.
Activities: One of the twelve Jyotirlingas, Mahalkslaeshwar Temple is another highly revered site in Ujjain that one must visit while visiting Mangalnath Temple.