One of the most famous temples of Madhya Pradesh. The Nagchandreshwar temple. The temple is located in the premises of Mahakaleshwar temple. Nag Panchami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Nagchandreshwar whose temple is situated on the second floor of the 11th-century Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain. Inside the temple are the rare idols of Lord Shiv and Goddess Parvati placed on Sheshnag.
Opens once in a year
The unique aspect of the Nagchandreshwar temple is that its portals open only on Nag Panchami for devotees. The temple remains shut throughout the year. However, devotees will not be allowed to perform rituals inside Nagchandreshwar temple. It opened for 24 hours only on the day of Nag Panchami. The temple opened with special worship at midnight for the devotees. The Kapat will be closed at 12 midnight.
On the occasion of Nag Panchami, a large number of devotees reached Ujjain to worship Shri Nagchandreshwar. Devotees have been permitted to enter the Nagchandreshwar temple for the first time through the foot-over-bridge. There has been a tradition of worshipping serpents in Hinduism for centuries. During this time, lakhs of devotees will have darshan of Lord Nagchandreshwar. In view of this, the administration has made elaborate arrangements for devotees.icial website and mobile app of Mahakaleshwar temple.
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. If legends are to be believed, one can get rid of any form of sarpdosh after paying reverence at Nagchandreshwar Temple.