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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  • 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 »
  • Nice place by taxi / auto , it is there belief and faith in the GOD , It is about 20 minutes by auto for visit , if you hire a electric vehicle for Rs 300 for three hours drive  more »
  • The place is well maintained and is thronged by people. The temple comprises statue of Kal Bhairav. The people offer liquor and other things to the deity. The temple is a must visit for people...  more »

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