At a distance of 6 km from Ujjain Junction, Sandipani Ashram is a holy shrine located in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the Kshipra River, it is one of the popular places to visit in Ujjain.
Sandipani Ashram is a holy shrine which is built in remembrance of the Maharishi Sandipani and is considered one of the famous tourist spots in Ujjain. According to mythology, it is believed that this is the ashram where Guru Sandipani used to teach Shri Krishna, his friend Sudama and Lord Krishna's brother Balram. Ashram now looks more like a temple and three idols of Krishna, Balram and Sudama are present along with that of Guru Sandipani. There is also a stone where numerals 1 to 100 found engraved and is believed to be done by guru Sandipani himself.
The ashram complex is huge and with vast stretches of land. There are a lot of shrines but obviously, the main shrine belongs to Guru Sandipani. One of the temples situated here, called Sarveshwar Mahadev, houses a 6000-year Shivlinga with Shesnaag is in its natural form, and is believed to be worshipped by Guru Sandipani and his disciples. Ashram also has a huge stepped tank called Gomati Kund, in which Lord Krishna summoned all the holy water from the holy centers so that Guru Sandipani finds it easier to get the holy water. The water of this pond is believed to be sacred and so, devotees fill their water bottles here and take the water home.
Timings: 9 AM - 7 PM