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    Ujjain Ujjain.ogg|pronunciation (Hindi:उज्जैन) (Ujain,_Ujjayini,_Avanti,_Avantikapuri)_is_an_map_view_:_maxujjain_dot_com])_(also_known_as_Ujain,_Ujjayini,_Avanti,_Avantikapuri)_is_an_[[ancient_city_of_central_India,_in_the_Malwa_region_of_the_Indian_[[States_and_territories_of_India">state of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. It is the administrative centre of Ujjain District and Ujjain Division. In ancient times the city was called Ujjayini. As per epic Mahabharata Ujjayani was the capital of Avanti Kingdom. It has been the first meridian of longitude for Hindu geographers since the 4th century BCE. It is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus, and the Kumbh Mela religious festival is held there every twelve years. It is also home to Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines to the god Shiva.