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Ujjain

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Ujjain is an ancient city of Malwa in Central India on the eastern bank of Kshipra River in State of Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as Ujjayini, Avantikapuri, Avanti. In ancient time it was capital of Avanti Kingdom. It is one of the sacred cities of Hindus and Kumbh mela (religious festival of Hindus) held here in every 12 years. Out of 12 jyotirlingas, one is present in “Mahakaal Temple” of Ujjain. Here “Harsidhhi Temple” is one of the famous Shaktipeethas all over India.

In past it was residence of Emperor Ashok the great. That time he was not emperor but viceroy of western provinces of Maurya empire. Lord Krishna, Balram and Sudama were also get educated here in Ujjain(Sandipani Ashram). ISCKON(International Society of Krishna Consciousness) temple is also present here. In 6th and 7th century, Ujjain was major centre of mathematical astronomical research. The famous mathematicians who worked there included: Brahmagupta, whose book Brahmasphutasiddhanta was responsible for spreading the use of zero, negative numbers and the positional number system to Arabia and Cambodia; Varahamihira, who was the first to discover many trigonometric identities; and Bhaskaracharya, or Bhaskara II, whose book Lilavati broke new ground in many areas of mathematics.

How to reach Ujjain -
For Ujjain nearest airport is in Indore about 55Km., railway station is in Ujjain city having direct connectivity from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad.

Hotels in Ujjain -
Ujjain is a small town where budget and standard category hotels are available for stay. In standard category, MPSTDC hotelHere two hotels of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department are present: Shipra Residency and Hotel Avantika.

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