The ancient city of Ujjain, located on the banks of Kshipra River in Madhya Pradesh welcomes you with its heritage, architecture and radiance. The city has flourished in with commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, entertainment, research, technology and education, and has been described as the commercial capital of the state. The city encloses many important pilgrimage destinations such as centuries-old Mahakaleshwar Temple, Bade Ganesh Temple and Harsiddhi Temple which are visited by thousands of devotees. The city of Ujjain promises an enchanting atmosphere to everyone coming down to the city for everlasting memories.
Kaliadeh Palace is a place situated on the banks of Shipra River in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, which is one of the most famous amongall historical landmarks in Ujjain. The palace was once recorded as an excellent temple of Sun on banks of River Shipra with two tanks named Surya Kunda and the Brahma Kunda. It was built by the Sultan of Mandu back in the year 1458 A.D. in the reign of Mahmud Khilji. The palace is separated by a small stretch of water giving it a serene touch of beauty.
Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Bade Ganeshjika Mandir is the most popular religious tourist attraction in Ujjain. Apart from being a religious venue, the temple also acts as a place for learning astrology and Sanskrit and is visited by a great number of tourists every year. The main highlights of the temple include an immense red idol of Lord Ganesha, a bronze five-faced idol of Lord Hanuman, baby Krishna in the arms of his mother Yashodha, against the background of black serpents with extended hoods, and Goddess Kali.
The temple is dedicated to Kal Bhairav and is considered as both sacred and unique. The vendors outside the temple sell baskets of offerings, containing coconuts, flowers, and bottles of liquor. The devotees offer liquor as Prasad where they hand over to the priests and after offering the liquor to the deity’s lips, one-third of the liquor is returned to devotee as a Prasad.