Ujjaini Mahakali Kshetra is temple dedicated to Mahakali with the presiding deity in the rare form of ArdhaNarishwara with three arms. This is located in Makalikudi about 93 km from the temple-town of Kumbhakonam in Tamil Nadu and very near to the Samayapuram Mariamman temple. How this Kshetra came to light, takes us back to the legends of Vikramaditya. King Vikramaditya used to spend six months in his kingdom and six months in the forest region as per legends. Whenever he stayed in the forest, he would carry an image of Mahakali to perform pujas. When he was in the forest region of southern parts of India, the idol could not be moved and directed Vikramaditya to construct a temple for her in that region. The temple had been lost for ages till modern times. Goddess Parvati here is known as Ananda Sowbhagya Sundari.