Chaubis Khamba Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Ujjain Junction): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Mahakaleshwar Temple

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Ujjain Junction, Chaubis Khamba Temple is a revered shrine located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Mahakal Temple, it is one of the oldest temples in Ujjain, and among the most popular places of sightseeing in Ujjain.

Dating back to the 9th or 10th century, the temple is dedicated to Chhoti Mata and Badi Mata and is hailed as a holy site among the followers of Hinduism. It is an architectural marvel that was built during the times of King Vikramaditya. The temple got its name from the 24 pillars that adorn the structure of this temple.

The entrance showcases the images of guardian goddesses of the Temple - Mahalaya, and Mahamaya with their names inscribed on the footsteps of the temple. According to olden tradition, this was the majestic entrance gate of the magnificent Mahakala-Vana.

The auspicious day of Shukla Paksha Ashtami and Navratri is observed here on a huge scale that attracts a large number of devotees.

Timings: 5 AM - 7 PM

Entry: Free