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About Ujjain

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Temples & Religious Places

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, shrines which are said to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. The temple is situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar lake.

Kal Bhairav Temple

it is dedicated to Kal Bhairav, the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is one of the most active temples in the city, visited by hundreds of devotees daily. Liquor is offered to god Bhairava here.

Chintaman Ganesh Temple

It is dedicated to Mahadeva, the guardian deity of the city. Located on the banks of the Shipra River, it is one of the most visited temples. It is regarded as the birthplace of Mars (mangala in Hindi), according to the Matsya Purana. Famous for a clear view of the planet and hence suitable for astronomical studies

Crops

Ujjain is situated on the Malwa Plateau in Central India. The soil is black and stony. The vegetation is typical of arid regions with thorny trees like babul and acacia dominating the landscape. Soybean, wheat, jowar and bajra are the main crops grown.

Offices & Industries

Below are few top companies in Ujjain which are known worldwide-
⦁ Yes Bank
⦁ ICICI Bank
⦁ Cummins
⦁ SBI
⦁ Bank Of India
⦁ Spandana Sphoorty

Schools

⦁ Christu Jyoti Convent School
Address: Malanwasa, Near Engineering College, Maxi Road, Maxi Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456001
Phone: 0734 251 0901
⦁ Nirmala Convent School
Address: Dewas Road, Prem Nagar, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456664
Phone: 0734 252 1126

⦁ Carmel Convent School
Address: Chak Kamed, Agar Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456001
Phone: 088718 50918
⦁ Ujjain Public School
Address: Sant Nagar, 63 University Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456010
Phone: 0734 252 6573
⦁ Gyan Sagar Academy
Abhilasha Colony, Dewas Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456010


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Colleges

Vikram University
Address: University Road, Madhav Bhavan, Near Vikram Vatika, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456010
Phone: 0734 251 4270

Mahakal Institute of Technology
Address: MITS Campus,Behind Air Strip,

Dewas Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456664
Phone : 91-734-4050900, 680, 700

Ujjain Engineering College
Address: Indore Road, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456010
Phone.: +91 - 0734 - 2511912

Avantika University
Address: Vishwanathpuram, Survey No. 8, Lekoda Village,, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 456006
Phone: 1800 833 2288


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Festivals

Holi

Holi is celebrated just for two days on the last full moon day of the lunar moon. On days one, a bonfire is organized by the different temples. Day two is the time when the real extravaganza begins. On this day, people bid goodbye to winters and welcome the new season by coloring each other with colors and sharing sweets.

Singing, dancing and the traditional beats of Dhol add to the gaiety of the occasion. Five days after Holi, Rang Panchami is celebrated by the tribal community of the state.


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Kumbh Mela

Ujjain is one of those places in India where Kumbh Mela takes place. The festival is organized four times in every twelve years in the four cities of India- Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain or Nasik. Kumbh Mela commemorates the victory of good in the battle of supremacy against the evil.

A dip in the holy Shipra River washes away all the sins and ends the cycle of rebirth. Other then the ritual bathing, there are many other activities in which tourists can take part-devotional singing, debates about mythology and mass feeding to the people around. Attended by the millions of devotees, the festival speaks about the faith that dwells in every individual’s heart.

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Malwa Utsav

Malwa Utsav is one of the biggest, largest and most spectacular events in Madhya Pradesh. Dance and music performances are the most integral part of the festival. Performers from different parts of the world come to Indore & Ujjain to be part of this spectacular celebration of art, music, dance, drama and culture.

One can even say that the festival is the storehouse of culture and dance. In the festival, one can see the rich amalgamation of different cultures and tradition coming together to form a spectacular event. In- additions, the festival exhibits art and craft material. One can also savour delectable delicacies at the event.


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Dusshera

If tourists happen to be in Madhya Pradesh during October or November, check whether they can coincide their trip with the huge Dushera celebration. The festival donates the victory of Ram, over the demon king Ravan. Unlike other states, here the festival is celebrated by burning the statue of demon Ravan.

In fact here, the Ravan is worshiped as he is personified as a symbol of prosperity and regarded as a savior by Kanyakubja Brahmins. Kanyakubja is a Brahmin community to which Ravan believed to belong. A week long fest called Dushera Mela is organized prior to the festival. During the festival, processions take place, accompanied by the spectacular firework. One can see multiple stalls during the fest that offers some scrumptious delights.


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Places Around

Durgadas Ki Chhatri

Durgadas Ki Chhatri is a distinctive monument that is situated in the temple town of Ujjain. The monument has been built in the form of Chhatri in the memory of Vir Durgadas, who is a legendary figure in the history of Rajputana.

Ujjain Mazar-e-najmi

In the Mausoleum, three religious heads; 39th, 40th and 47th of the community, called as Dai’s are buried. The Mausoleum is built with pure whilte marble with four silver doors at each directions. The outer walls are covered with beautiful flora designs having written religious names carved with black marble.

Quran verses are carved with black stones at the top of walls. It looks like the Taj Mahal. The place is situated in the heart of city in Najmi Mohalla, Kamri Marg.


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Trasportation

⦁ Airport
Ujjain does not have any airport but has an airstrip on Deaws road which is used for air transport purposes. In 2013, the Government of Madhya Pradesh started a Ujjain-Bhopal air services as a joint venture with Ventura AirConnect.

Due to very low booking, the ambitious project was scrapped. The main reason for the failure of the plan was improper timing. The nearest airport is the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport at Indore (57.2 km)

⦁ Rail

Ujjain Junction is the main railway station of Ujjain, and it is directly or indirectly well-connected to all the major railway stations in India. It lies on the Ratlam–Bhopal, Indore–Nagda and Guna–Khandwa route. To the west it is connected to Ratlam Junction, to the north it is connected with Nagda Junction, to the east it is connected with Maksi Junction, Bhopal Junction, and to the south it is connected to Indore Junction BG, Dewas Junction.
There are five railway stations in the Ujjain city.

⦁ Local
Ujjain depends on an extensive network of auto rickshaws, city busses, private taxis and Tata Magic, that operate throughout the city, connecting one part with another. UMC has recently introduced city buses with a public private partnership project as the city was identified urban agglomerations with less than 1 million population under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

⦁ Major Roads
Dewas Gate Stand and Nana Kheda Bus Stand are the two bus stands in the city that provide service to destinations located in the states. A large number of state run private buses are available for Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, Khajuraho, Indore, Bhopal, Pune, Mumbai, Kota, Mandu, Jhalawar and various other locations. The city has a well connected road network including Indore Road, Badnagar Road, Dewas Road, Agar Road, Nagda Road and Maksi Road. There are three state highways; 18 connects to Ahmedabad, 17 connects to jaora and 27 connects to Indore.[44][45][46][47] Other important regional highways passing through the city are:
Indore – Ujjain Road via SH 27
Kota / Agar – Ujjain Road via SH 27
Bhopal / Dewas – Ujjain Road via SH 18
Ratlam / Barnagar – Ujjain Road via SH 18
Jaora / Nimach – Ujjain Road via SH 17
Maksi – Ujjain Road (Connects to NH 3)
Ujjain is to surrounded by ring road. MR-2, MR-5, MR-10 and simhastha bypass comes under this ringroadcomes under this ringroad


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Facts

⦁ Ujjain is the place where Lord Krishna, along with Balarama and Sudama, received his education from Maharshi Sandipani. It still has the Sandipani Ashram, where one can find paintings of them receiving teachings.
⦁ Ujjain is a holy place, also called the city of temples. One of the 12 Jyotirlings – Mahakaleshwar Temple, is in Ujjain.

⦁ It is host to India’s largest fair – the Kumbh Mela (Or Sinhastha) – held in only 4 cities in India – Prayag, at Triveni Sangam (junction of Ganga, Yamuna n Saraswati rivers); Haridwar, at the banks of Ganga; Nasik, at the banks of Godavari & Ujjain, at the banks of river Shipra.
⦁ Ujjain has India’s first observatory (or Vedh Shala) called Jantar Mantar. A total of 5 Jantar Mantars were built by Maharaja Jai Singh between 1724 & 1735, of which only the one at Ujjain is still functional.


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Important Contacts Nos.

Ambulance-
⦁ S S Ambulance Services
Address: plot no 76, Vikram Marg, Freeganj, Ujjain – 456010, Near Shahid Park & SS Hospital
Phone: +91- 734-2515056 , 2520141

⦁ Rajendra Sharma Ambulance Services
Address: 6 No Aanganwadi Kendra, Ujjain – 456001, Near Vikas Convent School,Mohan Nagar
Phone: +91 7803911172, 8349063335
Police-
⦁ Badnagar Police Station: 07367-225400
⦁ Bherawgarh Police Station: 0734-2574275
⦁ Jiwajiganj Police Station : 0734-2574576
⦁ Mahakal Police Station: 0734-2551174
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