Charismatic Lord Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is a gracious presiding deity is situated near a perennial river called "KShipra", situated in Ujjain,, Madhya Pradesh. Lord Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is venerated with Shakta and Shakti powers emitted from sacred mantra-shakti. Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Mahakaleshwar is said to be "Swayambhu", is self-originated Linga and radiate the energy of cosmic power within itself from the powers of Goddess Parvati (Shakti). Lord Mahakaleshwar is understood as, where "Maha" denotes "Great" and "Kal" is Kala which means "beyond time" or death. The word "Eshwar" denotes "Lord Shiva", and the combined perception of cosmic power is that "Lord Shiva is beyond Time or Death", who governs God of Time, Maya, Creation, Destruction and Power. Here Mahakali is Goddess Shakti, where "Kali" denotes "Power of Time".
Each of the twelve Jyotirlinga is different manifestation of Lord Shiva and the primary energy of each manifestation is "Lingam", which represents beginning-less and end-less is described as an boundless platform, said to hold the universe with cosmic power and existence with endless material creation. Lord Mahakaleshwar is known to be Lord Dakshinamukhi, facing south, is a unique appearance, unlike other Jyotirlingas. Noteworthy Lord Yama is the master of southern direction is a subordinate of Lord Shiva, so south becomes the direction of Lord Shiva and the opening of "Shalunkas" is southwards, and its Pinda power possess more spiritual energy.
Lord Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is famous for aarti with ash, which means "Bhasma Aarti", which is a sacred ritual which begins at 4 a.m. in the morning to wake-up Lord Mahakaleshwar. After a sacred bath of "Jal Abhishek", do shringar (spread of oil all over the Linga "anoint" and dress him with Vastram and Garland with flowers for the day) and ignite around him oil and ghee lamps, incense and other puja items. The Bhasma Aarti is the ash said to be from the funeral pyres in olden days, but now is prepared from fresh cow dung, as one of the offerings to Lord Mahakaleshwar symbolically denotes, that he is the "God of Time or Death", which is beyond man's control. An ancient understanding is that, man is reduced to ashes after death, and hitherto, it is believed that, he bows in front of Lord Mahakal, as a sense of honor and respect, having given him the opportunities in the present world and to acquire Lord Mahakaleshwar blessings to attain Salvation and relieving from Cycle of re-birth. As an ancient practice an offering is made to the Lord, the sacred ash and offered to devotees as sacred "Vibuthi" assuming that he acquires the blessings of Lord for all prayers and he is blessed with all life desires. Only after a fresh ash is impounded for the day, the day ritual is said to commence.
1. Lord Mahakaleshwar is described as "Akshayaguna", the one who has unlimited attributes and qualities.
2. He is the Ishwar of Timeline, Beyond Death.
3. The Lord who controls the flow of time to create, to preserve, to destroy
4. He is the leader of time who guides the entire existence in its path from creation to destruction.
5. He is the author for ultimate time-line. Post destruction everything become wholeness, numerous things become united.
6. Energy of Destruction destroys the "Prakriti" or Nature of everything, that was in existence, leaving behind, only with ashes.
7. Ashes are the purest form of material, after destruction. Lord Shiva wrap his body with ash which cannot be altered, is a single form of property and always be permanent. This form symbolize Lord Shiva as, one who is always permanent, never change his attributes, remain wholesome, proves all other things, temporary.
"Om Hroum Mahakaleshwaray Namah"
This sacred mantra grant wishes and all success in life, destroy evil and sorrow
Lord Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Homam is highly sacred to the god of all creations and symbol of mercy. Performing Homam to the Lord is an auspicious ritual to please Lord Mahakala by reciting the sacred Mantras to win over fear and fight against demonic forces and win over enemies undefeated. This auspicious ritual protect us from all deadly disease, fear, untimely death, fear of sins and karmas and bless natives with success and siddhis. This Homam help to cleanse the body from any sort of negativity and make one, all more powerful, strong from internal mind to fight any challenges, in life. This Homam makes natives blessed with positive energy, feel you are energized and have become extremely powerful, destroys all unwanted elements, which puts an end to all problems in life, bless patience and tolerance. This Homam signifies that worshipping the God of Death, beyond time, gives devotees more positive energy, who controls time and space is said to help the departed souls to attain Moksha, a liberation from the endless cycle of birth and rebirth. The worship of Ash through this divine homam is symbolically connects washing off sins and connecting with the spiritual world. Out of this Homam with total devotion and dedication, you may visualize the true divine light which emanates from the Linga, blesses devotees with purifying your body, gives you peace of mind, elevated energy, grants worldly treasures, chastity, clarity, managing your precious time effectively, relieve from Financial crisis, bless you with comforts, education, progeny, destruction of enemies, bless miracles in life with wealth gains, good health and abundance.