Overview

Omkareshwar is located in Madhya Pradesh and it is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva in India. The town has two of the most ancient shrines, Omkareshwar and the other is Amarkareshwar. It is about 75kms from Indore and is situated on an island called as Mandhata or Shivapuri. The location of Omkareshwar is also popular because it has shape of the divine "OM" symbol.

The whole area around Omkareshwar is surrounded by mountains and it makes for a very beautiful view. The parikrama around the island is also considered to be very holy. Each year, the temple attracts thousands of visitors, especially at the time of Mahashivratri.

General Information

  • There are many modes to reach Omkareshwar and you could get busses and private taxis from Indore.
  • The temple opens at 5AM in the morning and closes at 10 PM. Gupt Aarti in the madir takes place from 5.30AM to 6.00Am. In the afternoon, bhog takes place from 12.30AM to 1.00PM and cleaning of the temple takes place at 5.45PM to 6.15PM.
  • Pilgrims don't have to pay any entry fees to visit Omkar Mandhata Temple in Omkareshwar. If you wish to do any special pooja and abhishek at the temple premises, then you can give the donation as per your liking.
  • There is Narmada-Kaveri sangam towards the left of the island and you can have a short boat ride in the same.

Visitor Information

  • Clicking pictures and shooting videos are not allowed inside the temple so make sure you are not carrying your camera with you inside.
  • Shoes and slippers are needed to be taken off before entering any place of worship.
  • Please note that Omkareshwar temple and Mamleshwar temple are different and both are considered as jyotirlingas.
  • You might be coming across too many monkeys in the area, so be careful with your belongings as they can snatch things from you.
  • Use of plastic bags is prohibited. So avoid using them
  • A Bhojanalaya is run by the Omkareshwar Temple Trust which provides hygienic food to the pilgrims at a nominal cost
  • Don’t submit water, milk or other things on deity when prohibited
  • Maintain queue for darshan, be patient don’t create unnecessary pressure on others.
  • A special darshan gate is established in the temple premises, for this type of darshan please take tickets from the counter.

Best Time to Visit

Winter is probably the best time to visit Omkareshwar. The temperature is not extreme and it remains comfortable whole of winter. As the place gets quite hot in summer season, you won’t be quite as comfortable roaming around the area during the summer time. The best months to visit are September to March.

Maha Shivratri

Omkareshwar.

Maha Shivratri is the biggest festival of Lord Shiva. the city is decorated with lights. Bathe in Narmada river is seen majorly.

Bhagavan Bhog

Omkareshwar.

Every day in the evening, Lord Shiva is presented with Naivedyam Bhog which is prepared of pure Ghee, Sugar, and Rice. This is presented in the main temple premises.

Kartika Poornima

Omkareshwar.

Kartika Poornima is a second crowd festival of Omkareshwar, a huge fair (mela) is organised, pilgrims enjoy mela. Thousands of Shiva devotees from all over the world gathered here on this day.

Makar Sankranti

Omkareshwar.

Makar Sankranti, people fly kites during this festival, Shiva Pooja and bathe in the river is seen majorly this time.

Narmada Aarti

Omkareshwar.

Narmada Aarti is must to attend that takes place on the banks of river Narmada. It holds a spectacular view as several lamps are lit and they are released into the river Narmada and you could witness all of it. This Aarti is said to bring health and happiness.

Parthiv Shivling Pooja

Omkareshwar.

Parthiv Shivling Puja is done on special request and it is said that you can get rid of all the Grah Dosh and misfortunes once you get it done. The Puja is done by making 1008 Shiva Lingas made with mud or wood. The puja is done at temple premises.

Gurudwara Omkareshwar Sahib

Mandhata, Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar.

Gurudwara Omkareshwar Sahib, Guru Nanak Dev came during his religious journey, in honor of this incident, people created Gurudwara here. The Gurdwara is Situated on the bank of the river Narmada.

Ghat

Omkareshwar.

Other Important Ghat in Omkareshwar Chakra Tirtha Ghat, Kewalram Ghat, Bhairo Ghat, Nagar Ghat, Brahmpuri Ghat, Sangam Ghat is good for visiting. Koti Tirtha Ghat is situated in front of the main temple is very important of all Ghats. It is said, One plunge on here is equal to crore religious journeys.

Annapurna Temple

manbhavan Nagar, Indore, Omkareshwar.

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Panchmukhi Ganesh Mandir

District Khandwa, Omkareshwar, Ujjain.

Panchmukhi Ganesh Mandir, Ganesh idol is believed swayambhu, idol has five mouths. situated before main omkareshwar temple. It appeared in same stone in which Lord Omkareshwar.

Tuladaan

Omkareshwar.

It is a ritual performed in the temple premises where devotees can donate the amount of offering that are equivalent to their own weight. The person sits at one side of the Tula and the materials that he wants to donate to the temple premises are kept at other side of the Tula. When the weight is balanced perfectly at both the sides, the donation is finally made. The offerings need to be arranged by the devotee whereas the apparatus will be arranged by the temple administration.

Laghu Rudrabhishekham

Omkareshwar.

If you have any difficulty related to health issues and if you are facing financial issues, you can get this puja done to overcome them.

Maha Rudrabhishekam

Omkareshwar.

The abhsihek is done by chanting Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda, and the Atharva Veda in front of the Linga. You can get the puja done by contacting any Pandit in the temple premises.

Mundan (Tonsure)

Omkareshwar.

Devotees and pilgrims can also get the mundane done at nominal fees at the premises of Omkareshwar Temple.

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