Along the banks of Shipra River, many bathing ghats are located. The Shri Ram Ghat, also known as Ram Ghat is the most ancient bathing ghat and is very popularly visited during the Kumbh Mela. It is located near the Harsiddhi Temple.
Ujjain is compared to the Greenwich of India due to the fact that the first meridian of longitude passes through it. According to Indian astronomers, passing of the Tropic of Cancer through the picturesque city of Ujjain gives it a pulsating energy that makes the pilgrim journeys of people
a spiritual revelation.
Every 12 years, during the Kumbh Mela, along the city’s elaborate riverside ghats, Goddess Kshipra, which symbolizes purity, clarity and chastity, is worshipped by thousands and thousands of devotees.
The temple of Navagraha, the nine planets, on the Triveni ghat of Shipra River is a prominent centre of attraction for the pilgrims. There is a confluence of Khan river near Triveni ghat on the Shipra River. Mythological sanctity of the invisible river Saraswati, associated with the story of Triveni-sangam, is attributed to this place also. Presently, the Khan river , known with different names around Indore, has been blocked for irrigation in the upstream. Its water is not worth welcoming into the Shipra River.
Bathing Ghats on the auspicious occasion of Simhasth Maha Kumbh are the major attractions bringing together all the Hindus from the country. During the Simhasth Maha Kumbh lakhs of devotees swarm the bathing ghats. Here Ram Ghat and Narsingha Ghat in Ujjain are the oldest and sacred bathing ghats. Apart from its religious significance, bathing ghats in Ujjain are the fascinating places for a leisurely walk.
These three ghats are located near the bridge of the auspicious Mangalnath Temple, on the right and left banks of holy Shipra River. These ghats were developed by the Water Resource Department for the purpose of the devotees who come for Simhasth Maha Kumbh or the Holy Bath. These three ghats are located near the Mangalnath Temple.
Datt Akhada Ghat
This ghat is situated on the left bank of Shipra River, connecting Ujjain Barnagar Road. A road extending from the left side of a small lane on the Ujjain Barnagar Road will lead to this Ghat.
This ghat is situated on the left bank of Shipra River which flows under the Lalpul Railway Bridge located near a big bridge on the Ujjain Chintaman Road. This ghat was developed for the purpose of the devotees who come for Simhasth Maha Kumbh or the Holy Bath. One can reach the ghat from a road made of cement and concrete, which extends on the right side of a big bridge on the Ujjain Chintaman Road. The road is about 50 metres long.
Source : Simhasth Ujjain