The idol of Mahakaleshwar is known to be dakshinamurti, facing the south. This is a unique feature upheld by tantric traditions to be found only in Mahakaleshwar among the 12 Jyotirlingas.
Ujjain the city of Mahakaleshwar and it is an important and pious place for the religious peoples who have a strong believe in God. It is known by many different names like Ujjaini, Avantika Puri, Avanti and a lot more. It is also famous for the holy Shipra River and Kumbh Mela held after 12 years at different places.