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Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar,Madhya Pradesh

Omkareshwar

Temples In Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar is considered to be one of the holiest Hindu sites in the nation. This is due to the presence of the Jyotirlingam, one of the twelve in India. Lingam is the symbol of Lord Shiva but the Jyotirlingam is special. Jyotirlingam is called the lingam of light. It is said to derive currents of power from within itself. While, an ordinary lingam is ritually invested with mantra shakti (power invested by chants) by the priests. The Jyotirlingam is enshrined in the Temple of Sri Omkareshwar Mahadeo.

Also known as the Temple of Shri Omkar Mandhata, it is made up of locally available soft stone. As a result, there is detailed carving in the front chamber and mesmerizing wall paintings on the upper parts of the structure. Omkareshwar draws hundreds of pilgrims every year from various parts of the nation. The devotees kneel before the Jyotirlinga to be blessed by it. Omkareshwar presents a magnificent blend of natural as well as the human artistry. Apart from this, there are some other temples worth watching.

The Siddhnath Temple is a classic example of early medieval Brahminic architecture. The most attractive feature of the temple is the wall paintings of elephants, over 1.5 m high, carved on a stone slab at its outer boundary. The huge Nandi Bull (the vehicle of Lord Shiva) - carved on the hillside opposite the temple of Gauri Somnath, the 24 Avatars and a group of Hindu and Jain temples should not be missed at all.

Even the 10th century Satmatrika Temples and the Kajal Rani Cave situated nearby are worth visiting. Omkareshwar lies on the Ratlam-Indore-Khandwa line and the nearest railway station is Omkareshwar Road.


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Omkareshwar,Madhya Pradesh

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Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh is a small island, is a very sacred pilgrimage destination. The reason being, the natural formation of the religious symbol Om. This island compasses two hills and is divided in such a manner that it appears like an Om.


                          			  
                          
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