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Kal Bhairav Temple, Ujjain

Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Witness unusual offerings to the city's guardian deity at Kal Bhairav Temple, one the most active places of worship in town. The 18th-century temple stands on the site of a much older place of worship, and bears stylistic evidence of the Maratha reign in North India. Look for the tower of lamps, or deepmalika, and the deity Kal Bhairav's silver-headed image in stone covered with vermillion. Liquor is the tantric offering here, as well as symbolic gifts of meat, fish, and other foods, which visitors can purchase before entry. Watch as a priest offers prayers before pouring the liquor into a statue's mouth--supposedly there is no cavity to hold the imbibed fluid. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kal Bhairav Temple and many more Ujjain attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ujjain trip builder site.
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  • Good place for a short visit. 5- 10 mins. We went during covid times and nowadays liquor is not being offered. So can't say much but one has to visit it after visiting Shri Mahakaaleshwar Jyotirling.....  more »
  • Took an auto to this temple. Autos charge Rs 300 for visiting three places, Kal Bhairav mandir, Mangalnath temple & Sandipani ashram. We took an auto at about 6:00 Am so the charge was Rs 300 else...  more »
  • Very nice place and adorable. You can see lord drinking alcohol in front of you and people tried everything to find out the reason but failed. Must visit the temple. Avoid going on Sunday as you will....  more »

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