Omkareshwar Tourism

A popular pilgrim destination in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This sacred island of Lord Shiva is in the shape of the Hindu symbol “OM” by the two lofty hills, divided by a valley. Located on the island of Mandhata, next to the banks of Narmada River, Omkareshwar is a famous pilgrimage destination that has one of the 12 idolized jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.


Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the major attractions of Omkareshwar. One of the holiest shrines in the whole world, the temple is one of the twelve revered jyothirlingas in India. Situated on an island called Mandhata, the temple is located at the meeting point of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri.
Kedareshwar Temple is another popular attraction of Omkareshwar. Built in the 11th century, the temple is one of the most eminent shrines in Madhya Pradesh. The religious significance of the place attracts devotees and tourists from all over the world.

Another popular attraction of Omakreshwar is the Siddhanath Temple, located near the Omkar Mandhata Temple. This 13th century temple is also an important temple with fascinating architectural beauty.

Sri Govinda Bhagavatpaada Cave is another popular attraction of Omkareshwar. Considered religious by the Hindus, this cave has a main hall and a small sanctum with a Shivalingam. It is believed that it was here where Shankaracharya met the great saint Govinda Bhagwatpad and he took spiritual education and his deeksha under him.

Gauri Somnath Temple is also a major attraction of Omkareshwar. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is constructed in the Bhumij style of architecture, in the shape of a star. The sanctum sanctorum or garbha-griha holds a large Shiva Linga of a glazy stone, on a Jalhari; and on the back side of the garbha-griha, there are idols of three dev kulikas. Another attraction of this temple is the idol of Nandi, which stands outside the sanctum of the temple, facing its master.


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