worshiping Kshipra river

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Today is buddha purnima where Kshipra river got lots of importance, every 12 years this holy river been worshiped at Ujjain. Every 12 years , during the Kumbh Mela along the city’s elaborate riverside ghats, goddess Kshipra, which symbolizes purity and chastity, is worshipped by thousands and thousands of devotees

An ancient city situated on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. Ujjain continues to be an important place of pilgrimage for Shaivites, Vaishnavites.Ram Ghat-AA5_5192

.Ujjain is in malwa region. Legend has it that once Lord Shiva went begging for alms, using the skull of Lord Brahma as the begging bowl. Nowhere in the three worlds did he manage to get any alms. Ultimately, he went to Vaikunth, or the abode of Lord Vishnu, and asked Lord Vishnu for alms. In return, Lord Vishnu showed Lord Shiva his index finger, which enraged the latter. Lord Shiva took out his trishool, or trident, and cut Lord Vishnu’s fingers. The Preserver’s fingers began to bleed profusely, and the blood accumulated in Brahma’s skull and soon overflowed from it. The flow became a stream and finally a river – the Kshipra

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