This book describes the temple culture, the history of Ujjain and its thousands of temples in the city. It describes the mythology, the infrastructure, the rituals, and the festivals of the most important ones as well as smaller ones in the temple complexes. The book also describes the rise and fall of the city at different times under various Indian rulers and foreign invaders and is generously strewn with beautiful photographs of the temples, their deities, and their festivals. The book acts as a guide to tourists as well as to pilgrims visiting the city and will be of great value to those interested in the history and mythology of Ujjain, including students, researchers, and academics.
M.K. Pal Dr M.K. Pal researches in arts, crafts and socio-cultural fields. He has participated in several Festivals of India in Japan and Europe. As Consultant to Japan’s National Museum of [...]