Mangalnath Temple - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Ujjain Junction): 6 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Sandipani Ashram

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 6 km from Ujjain Junction, Mangalnath Temple is a Hindu temple located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Mangalnath Ghat, it is one of the popular temples in Ujjain, and among the best places to visit in Ujjain.

Located on the banks of the Shipra River, the Mangalnath Temple is dedicated to Mahadeva. It is one of the most active temples in the city, visited by hundreds of devotees daily. This place is regarded as the birthplace of Mars and is the planet that is associated with valor, strength, courage, and righteousness. According to Matsya Purana, the temple is located on the spot where Lord Shiva had a violent battle with the demon Andhakasura. During the battle, a drop of sweat from Lord Shiva's forehead dropped on the ground and created the Shiva Linga.

The temple welcomes a huge rush of devotees on Tuesdays. People who are supposed to have a weak Mangal or 'Mangal dosh' come here routinely to conduct a Mangal Shanti pooja.

Timings: 5 AM - 10 PM

Pooja Timings: 7 AM - 3 PM

Ticket Cost: Rs. 1300 for Bhaat Pooja, Rs. 5500 for Mangal Dosh, & Rs. 13000 for Graha Shanti