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Mangalnath Temple at Ujjain

The Mangalnath temple at Ujjain, a holy city and the home city of poet Kalidasa in the State of Madhya Pradesh, India, is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated on the banks of the Kshipra River, the temple offers incredible tranquility to those coming to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva, the presiding deity in this shrine.

Mangalnath, claimed to be the birthplace of Mars in Matysa Purana, overlooks the vast stretch of the holy Kshipra River or Shipra River – river mentioned by the Sanskrit poet Kalidasa in his classic work Megadhootam. The place is considered as ideal one for astronomical observations.