Harsiddhi Temple

The Harsiddhi Mata Temple is one of the 51 Shakti Peetha's in India, dedicated to goddess Harsiddhi Mata and located in the Ujjain of Madhya Pradesh. The Harsiddhi Mata Temple is top 13th Shaktipeeth among the 51 Shaktipeeths of Mata Sati. The Temple is located nearby the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple and Ramghat.

As per the mythology, The Elbow of goddess Sati fallen into this place in Satya Yuga and later a shaktipeetha was established here. It is Said, The Harsiddhi Mata was titular deity of great king Vikramaditya. The king Vikramaditya used to worship Devi Harsiddhi and dedicated his head around eleven times in the feet of Mata Harsiddhi but the divine mother again brought him to life. The king Vikramaditya was the emperor of Ujjain who was known for his intellect, valour and nobleness. In the temple complex, Mata Annapurna, Mata Harsiddhi and Mata kali are placed one above the other. The Navratri is the Major Festival celebrated in the Harsiddhi Mata Temple and temple decorated with flowers and light for next 9 to 10 days.

There are two idols here, one is belong to goddess Sati called Mangalchandi and another is belong to Lord Shiva Known as the Kapilambar. The Lord Bhairav is worship as Kapilambar and Shakti as Mangal Chandika. The interesting feature in Harsiddhi Mata Temple is the presence of Sri Yantra or nine triangles on the roof that represent nine names of Goddess Durga. All around the Sri Yantra are beautiful paintings depicting fifty Matrika devis. The temple has two Maratha period unique pine shaped iron lampstands in the courtyard with 726 lamps.

Timings

Harsiddhi Mata Temple open at 5:00 AM To 7:00 PM

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