Pir Matsyendranath Samadhi


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Distance (From Ujjain Junction): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Gadkalika Temple

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 km from Ujjain Junction, Pir Matsyendranath Samadhi is a memorial situated on the banks of River Shipra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Adjacent to the Bhartrihari Caves and the Gadkalika Temple, it is one of the prominent places to visit in Ujjain.

Pir Matsyendranath Samadhi is the tomb of Matsyendra Nath, the famous preceptor of the Nath sect, and master of Guru Gorakshnath who started Hath Yoga. He is also the guru to seven other disciples that together with Gorakshnath form a group of nine saints called Navnath. It is believed that the saint took samadhi at this spot and thus his tomb has been built here. Followers of the Nath sect called their saints Pir as well as Muslims. Hence, Hindus and Muslims equally adore this place.

During the excavation of this site, it was found that some of the antiques dated back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Although it does not have an unexceptional architectural work, surely its simple white structure with a dome edged by little minarets on all the sides endows a tranquil appeal to the surroundings. Tourists from across religions visit this memorial and pay their respects to the saint.

Timings: 5 AM - 7 PM

Entry: Free