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Omkareshwar | Madhya Pradesh, Khandwa

Situated in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river, the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of  Shiva.

Legend

According to the legends, one day Narada visited Vindhya parvat (Mount). Narada told Vindhya Parvat about the greatness of Mount Meru. This made Vindhya jealous of Meru and Vindhya parvat started worshiping Lord Shiva in order to become greater than Meru. Vindhya Parvat practiced severe penance and worshiped parthivlinga (A linga made from physical material) along with Lord Omkareshwar for nearly six months. Pleased with Vindhya parvat's penance,...View more

Architecture

The original temple of Omkareshwar was very small in construction and the information about the structure is not very authentic. Who built the temple is still unknown. The shrine follows a North Indian style of stone-architecture and is embellished with beautiful carvings in the support structure. The dome of the temple is built by layers of rock. The "Sabha Mandap" is 14 feet high and is rooted on 60 pillars. The temple is known for its extra...View more

Darsan Info

The Omkareshwar temple is open for Darshan from 5:00 AM till 10:00 PM
Special darshan may be booked from the official website.
Abhishekam is not allowed on special days.

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Darsan Dresscode

The devotees are advised to wear neat and conservative clothes. Revealing clothes are not allowed inside the temple premises.

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Culture

Khandwa is known for its cultural diversity. People celebrate every festival in enthusiasm. In Khandwa many people are still dependent on agriculture for livelihood. The city has a rich history famous for its places of worship like Hindu and Jain temples. Naturally, Jainism is also practised here.

Language Spoken:Hindi

Location and Contact

District Khandwa, Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh - 450554
+91 7280271228

Devotees can reach the Shrine of Omkareshwar by-
Air : Closest Airport is at Indore (77 km).

Rail : Nearest railway station is Indore (77 km).

Road : Omkareshwar is connected to major towns and cities of Madhya Pradesh. There are regular bus services from Ujjain (133 km), Indore (77 km), Khandwa (61 km.) and Omkareshwar Road (12 km). Special buses, run by the State Transport, are available for Omkareshwar. Local transport is easily available to commute from the bus stand and the railway station.

There are steamboats across the Narmada river and also two connecting bridges to reach the temple.

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Temple Rituals

Pujas at 3 times are carried by representatives of the Omkareshwar Trust (Morning), Scindia Family (Afternoon) & Holkar Estate (Evening)

Regular Offerings

Holy Water, Fruits and flowers are mainly offerings made to Omkareshwar.

Special rituals

Maha Rudrabhishekam, Parthiv Shivling Pooja, Laghu Rudrabhishekham, Mundan, Tuladan.
Group weddings are also organised 2-3 times a year at the Omkareshwar Temple.

famous Festivals

Jan:- Narmada Jayanti
Mar:- MahaShivratri, Bhootni Amavasya
Sep:- Bhootni Amavasya
Nov:- Kartika Purnima

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