It is a famous pilgrimage center on the banks of Mandhata on the banks ofriverNarmada, which includes one of the 12 sculpted Jyotirlingatemplesof Shiva. The name Okareswar means Lord of Omkar, which is one of the two Jyotirlinga shrines or 12 shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Jyotirlingam. India is definitely called the land of religion and faith. At a distance near Indore, it derives its name from the sacred Hindu symbol of Om. Due to many Hindu and Jain temples found here, it has become one of the pilgrimage sites for Hindu devotees. The view of this city is in the shape of Om as Narmada and Kaveri derive their name from the sacred Hindu symbol of Om at a distance near Indore.
Snow rivers are a confluence due to the many Hindu and Jain temples found here. And gives a magical feeling to the whole place. The island is connected by a gully bridge to the north and south. Due to the presence of twelveJyotirlingas(symbol of Lord Shiva) in India, the city charges a lot. Every year, sitting in thetempleof Shri Omkareshwar Mahadev attracts innumerable devotees who come here to seek the blessings of God. According to the legends, the Shivalinga was offered by the Lord on the request of the Gods and was broken into two parts. One was Omkareshwar Temple and the other Amareshwar. There are other temples which are equally beautiful and worth seeing, for example, elephant frescoes in the Siddhnath temple are worth seeing information about Hindu art and architecture.
Places to See
Shri Omkar Mandhata
Temple half mile wide island formed by the thorns of Narmada, a mile long. The soft stone from which it was built has also been carved on its stone roof. There are verandahs with pillars encircling the temple, which are carved in circles, polygons and squares.
One of the finest examples of early medieval Brahmani architecture is a trunk of elephants carved on a stone slab on its outer periphery. A group of Hindu and Jain temples, notable for their efficient use of various architectural styles.
6 km from Omkareshwar, a group of 10th century temples.
Kajal Rani Cave
It is a particularly panoramic view 9 km away, with a panoramic view of wide acres and a slowly moving landscape that extends in unbroken harmony to the horizon.
Where to stay
Omkareshwar has many budget options, ranging from luxury resorts to budget hotels. All the hotels are equipped with modern amenities. Some of the major hotels to stay in Okareshwar are:
Shree Radhe Krishna Resort
Hotel Devansh Palace
Hotel Geeta Shree And Restaurant
Hotel Om Siva
Maa Kanchan Guest House
Events and Celebrations at Omkareshwar
The events and festivals in Omkareshwar are very happy and colorful and their gala is filled with integrity and feeling of brotherhood. Here is the list of some of the major festivals celebrated here:
It is a popular festival, which is considered to be the night of Lord Shiva. According to the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated in the month of February – March. During this festival, devotees practice yoga and meditation during the night and not only that, the devotees also keep fast and offer Lord Shiva with milk and other things during it.
This festival is held in the months of August - September and is celebrated with great pomp.
This festival takes place in the month of September in which major processions are taken out on the night of the festival and huge idols of Lord Ganesha are absorbed in the water. Other festivals of this place are Holi and Diwali which are also celebrated here.