The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated in Ujjain in a special way. In the holy month of Chaitra, in the courtyard of Rajadhiraja (Mahakal), the celebration of marriage ie Maha Shivratri takes place. Also, the Shiv Navratri Festival is celebrated on this occasion. The main event of Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the last day of the nine-day long Shiva Navratri festival.
Baba Mahakal was bathed with milk, curd, ghee, sugar and honey and was also anointed with the juices of all the fruits of this season, after which fragrant substances were offered with sandalwood paste. Mahakal was also adorned with Baba's favorite Vijaya. After this ritual, Baba was clothed with white clothes and then the process of making the ashes started.
In Ujjain, Shiva is worshipped in the form of Bhootbhavan Mahakal. This Jyotirlinga is the only one Jyotirlingas, whose posture is south-facing.