There are many temples in India. Including the temple of the planets, including the gods and goddesses. Mars is the heroic planet Mars is called the commander of the gods. Earth son Mars plays an important role in the horoscope. Although Mars is a planet with the same surface as Earth, it has ranges from volcanoes to valleys, deserts and polar ice caps, but it is impossible for humans to live on this planet.
Earth completes one orbit around the Sun in 365 days and 6 hours, while Mars takes 687 days to complete one orbit around the Sun. This is about twice as long as Earth. So a year on Mars has 687 days.
Today we will talk about a temple of Mars which is very special. Because this is the place where Mars was born by the grace of Shivaji. The secret of the fact that Mars is red is associated with this temple. Mars Dosha is worshiped here from every corner of the country.
This famous temple is located in Ujjain, the religious capital of Madhya Pradesh. This temple is known as Mangalnath temple. According to the Puranas, the city of Ujjain is called the mother of Mars. That means the god Mars is born here. The Mangalnath Temple is believed to be located in the sky just above the temple.
Matsyapurana and Skandapurana etc. have extensive references to the god Mars. Accordingly, the god Mars was born in Ujjain and the Mangalnath temple is the place where the god is born which is why the divine qualities are considered in this temple.
According to the Avantika Khand of the Skanda Purana, Shivaji blessed a demon named Andhakasur that hundreds of demons would be born from his blood. After the blessing this monster wreaked havoc in Avantika. Then the frightened people prayed to Shivaji. Shambhu himself fought with Andhakasur to meet the plight of the devotees. A fierce battle broke out between the two.
Shivaji started sweating. Due to the sweat of Rudra, the earth of Ujjain was divided into two parts by heat and Mars was born from here. Shiva killed the demon and the newly created Mars contained drops of Asura’s blood. It is said that this is why the land of Mars is red.