Omkareshwar Jyotilinga a shiv temple on Omkar mountain an island in mid Narmada, revered Hindu temple is the center of extreme faith. There are 12 jyotirlinga temples in world and omkareshwar is one fo them.
Another temple named as Mamleshwar on thr south bank of narmada is also of very importance as stated in the dwadash jyotirling strotra "omkar mamleshwaram" sounds as if the jyotirlinga in Omkareshwar is Mamleshwar temple. the ancient name of Mamleshwar is "Amareshwar".
Most of the visitors consider both the temples as equally sacred jyotirlinga and visit them. (as these temples are not far away.).
On completion of pilgrimage all the Hindus come to Omkareshwar and offer the holy water to Omkareshwar only then there visit to other pilgrimage is considered to be complete.
The temple has a grand Sabha Mandap (meeting or prayer hall) standing on about 60 huge brown stone pillar (14 feet high), elaborately carved with a curious frieze and fillet of satyrlike figures. Many of them have broad shoulders and meditating foreheads.The temple is 5 storeyed each having ....Read More
Omkareshwar is a holy city of hindus and has 100s of tamples in the city. Details of importent temples are listed bellow.....Read More
In the medieval period Mandhata Omkareshwar was ruled by the aboriginal Bhil chieftains under the suzerainty of the Parmars of Dhar, the sultans of Malwa , the Scindia of Gwalior , who in turn handed over Mandhata to the British in 1824. The last Bhil chieftain Natthu Bhil fell ....Read More
Circular path around omkar hill is parikrama path, its aproximate 7KM has many ups and downs stairs . on this parikrama path there are several temples and ashrams on the way. The confluence of two rivers is also on the path.....Read More
Omkareshwar is now a developed place as compare to old village type reputation, It has number of Hotels having good lodging and boarding facilities including a/c rooms and restaurents.....Read More
The nearest airport is Indore (75KM), Connected by regular flights from all over India. Indore having direct flights from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and measure cities . Almost most of the airlines are operating in Indore.
By Railway (presently not available )
Nearest railhead is Omkareshwar road (Mortakka) 12 ....Read More
In addition to existing two foot bridges a new big bridge is planned for omkareshwar will be 350meters long and 12 meters wide,....Read More
On arrival of Namami Devi Narmade Sewa Yatra in omkareshwar chief minister of MP Shivaraj singh chouhan made some important announcements on the occasion in presence of juna akhada chief Acharya mahamandaleshwar Swami Shri Avdheshanand Ji , Sadhvi Ritambhara and other hindu sants
- Stoppage of pilgrimage tax in ....Read More