Harsiddhi Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Ujjain Junction): 2.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Place Location: Near Mahakaleshwar Temple

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2.5 km from Ujjain Junction, Harsiddhi Temple is a sacred Hindu temple located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Mahakal Temple, it is one of the most sacred temples in India, and among the popular religious Ujjain places to visit.

Dedicated goddess Parvati, Harsiddhi Temple is one of the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mata Sati. According to the legend, when Goddess Parvati had gone into the sacrificial fire, Lord Shiva carried her body and her elbow is fell here and thus the temple came into existence. The main deity is colored with dark vermillion color in the center of a very large temple complex. Tourists can also pay obeisance to the idols of Goddess Annapurna, Goddess Mahalakshmi, and Goddess Mahasaraswati.

The temple architecture has some Maratha influences. It has four entrances, one in each direction, and the main entrance is on the eastern side. The Sri Yantra, the symbol of power or shakti, is also enshrined in the temple. The two pillars adorned with lamps here are special features of Maratha art. These lamps lit during Navaratri, present a glorious spectacle. There is an ancient well on the premises, and an artistic pillar adorns the top of it.

The 9 day Navratri festival is the major festival celebrated in the Harsiddhi Mata Temple and the temple is decorated with flowers and lights.

Temple Timings: 5 AM - 7 PM

Aarti Timings: 7 AM - 8 AM & 6 PM - 7 PM

Entry: Free