About Mangalnath Temple
Located on a hill, overlooking the vast stretch of the calm waters of Shipra River, this renowned Hindu temple offers the feelings of divinity and tranquillity synonymously and is one of the best places to visit in Ujjain. This is the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Mangala. As per the Indian astrology, Lord Mangala denotes planet Mars.
According to Matsya Purana, the temple is located on the spot where Lord Shiva had a violent battle with the demon Andhakasura; and, during the battle, a drop of sweat from Lord Shiva’s forehead dropped on the ground and created the Shiva Linga. The temple welcomes huge rush of devotees on Tuesdays.
Timings: 4 AM to 8 PM
Location: Bhairavgarh Road, Ujjain
Distance from Ujjain Bus Stand: 4.5 km