Omkareshwar Temple Jyotirling Madhya Pradesh is on the banks of river Narmada in Khandwa district of Malwa province in Madhya Pradesh. This temple is 151 km away from Ujjain and 80 km away from Indore. It is a natural Shivling. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga comes fourth in the 12 Jyotirlingas. So this is a very important pilgrim in Hinduism. Amaleshwar Jyotirlinga is considered to be the same thing. Both these temples are on different banks of the river facing on the bank of river Narmada. The main temple of Omkareshwar is made of North Indian architecture with high peaks.
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga has become the best among all pilgrimages. It is believed that if someone does a pilgrimage, and does not come to Omkareshwar, his pilgrimage is not considered complete. Kubera Dev also performed penance at this place. Lord Shiva created the river Kaveri with the Jata of his hair to bathe Kubera Dev. This river flows from the side of the temple of Kubera Dev and joins Narmadaji. Here the Narmada river divides into two parts and forms an island called Mandhata (Shivpuri). The island looks like ॐ of the Hindu religion.
Story of Omkareshwar Temple Jyotirling Madhya Pradesh
According to the Puranas, Suryavanshi King Mandhata did worship and penance of Lord Shiva in Vindhya mountain. Therefore Lord Shiva pleased and blessed Mandhata and incarnated himself. Since then, the name of this mountain has become Mandhata Mountain. It is also in the text that after praying to the deities. Shivalinga divided into two parts. Therefor One part is called Omkareshwar and the other part is called Mamaleshwar.
Puja in Omkareshwar Temple
The temple regularly performs 3 pujas daily. The priest of the temple trust does morning worship. Then the priest of the Scindia family does afternoon worship. Then the priest of the Holkar family does evening worship.
On every Monday, a three-faced golden idol of Lord Omkareshwar is enthroned in a beautiful palanquin. Priests took it out so that devotees can darshan it. Than devotee comes along with a drum. Then it goes to the banks of the river for worshiping. After that, it goes to visit different parts of the city. It looks like a very beautiful scene.
Omkareshwar Temple Timing
5:30 -AM to 9:00 PM – Darshan
5 AM – Mangla Aarti
12:00 to 1:10 pm – Madhyan Bhog
9:00 PM- Shayan Aarti.
How to reach?
The nearest airport is Indore International Airport 77 km from Temple. From the Airport, you can reach by either taxi or bus.
Nearest Railway Station is Khandwa Railway station 70 km from Temple.
You can go either by your own car or taxi near Temple.
Nearest Interstate bus stand is Mortakka 12 km from Temple.
Tourist Place in Omkareshwar
Peshawar Ghat, Kedareshwar Temple, Mamleshwar Temple, Fanase Ghat, Omkar Manthata Temple, Siddhanath Temple, Gauri Somnath Temple, Kajal Rani Cave, Shri Govinda Bhagwatpada Cave. Ahilya Fort.