at Ujjain is as well-known for its
sanctity as Akshayavata of Prayag.
Vamshivata of Vrindavan and Panchavati
of Nasik. Post-Funeral rites are
performed here at the Siddhavata
ghat of holy Shipra. Skanda-purana
has referred to this place as preta-shila-tirth.
According to same opinion. Parvati
performed her penances here. This
has also been a place of worship
for the followers of Natha-seat.
Shipra abounds with tortoises as
Siddhavata Old coins of Ujjain asr
found to bear the imprint of tortoises
along woth river. This is also an
indicative of the fact that the
tortoises must have flourished here
even in an ancient period. It is
so said that this Banian tree was
once sought to be vanished by cutting
if off and covering it with iron
sheets but its offshoots piereed
through the iron sheets and this
tree regained its foliation.