Maha Shivratri- The Lord Shiva Temple That Opens Only For One Day
By: Pinki Tue, 13 Feb 2018 1:20 PM
The gates of Nagchandreshwar Temple in Ujjain are opened only on Nagpanchami. This means the temple opens only for one day in a year. And on that day, more than two lakh people visit this coveted temple. The temple rests on third floor of the third floor of the world-famous Mahakal Temple. Legend has it that this temple was constructed by Parmar King Bhoj in 1050 AD. After this, King Ranoji of Sindhia revamped and fortified the entire structure including the Mahakal Temple and Nagchandreshwar Temple in 1732.
History says that the statue was transferred in this temple from Nepal. The Shiva is seated here along with his consort Goddess Parvati and their son Ganesha. Hanging snakes from Shiva’s neck and arms gives the idol a distinct look. It is said that Nagraj Takshak performed great penance to appease Lord Shiva. Happy with his penance, the lord gifted him with immortality.