Omkareshwar Temple

Omkareshwar Temple is one among the 12 most revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. Omkareshwar Temple situated in an ॐ shaped island (a sacred Hindu religious sign), off holy river Narmada. Mandhata island, where the Omkareshwar Mahadev Temple is situated, is in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh state, India.

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Close to the Omkareshwar Temple, on the southern banks of holy river Narmada, is the Mamleswar Mandir, dedicated to Amaraeshwar (Lord of the Immortals). This temple is also a very old temple known for its ancient temple architecture with excellent stone work. Rao’s Palace alias Omkareshwar palace is another attraction here in the island.

List of 12 jyotirlinga Shrines

Other than the Omkareshwar Temple, the other 11 Jyotirlinga shrines are the Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand, Dwaraka temple in Gujarat, Somnath Temple in Gujarat, Kasi Viswanath Temple at Varanasi, Rameswaram temple in Tamilnadu, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh, Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga at Ujjain in Mahya Pradesh, Bhimashankar Temple near Pune in Maharashtra, Trimbakeshwar Temple in Maharashtra, Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple at Deoghar in Jharkhand, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga near Aurangabad close to Ellora Caves.

How Do I Go to Omkareshwar Temple?

The 4 X 2 kilometers (length X breadth) Mandhata island is connected to the mainland by two brides. There is also regular ferry services connecting the island and mainland.

“Omkareshwar Road” Railway station , with station code “OM”, on the Ratlam-Khandwa section, is the nearest railway station to Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirling. “Indore Junction” railway station, with station code “INDB”, is at around 75 kilometers distance from the Omkareshwar Temple, which is well-connected to other major stations in India.

Indore city has the nearest airport to Omkareshwar Mahadev Temple.

Ujjain, another Jyotirlinga shrine among the 12 such sacred shrines in India, is at 130 kilometers distance and is well connected by buses. Khandwa Railway station is at around 60 kilometers distance and takes around two and a half hours travel by local bus.

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