A Trip to Sacred Place of Temples – Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar is a sacred place of temples. It is a religious place dedicated to Lord Shiva. The place can be easily approached by any transportation facility, Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport in Indore, and Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal is the nearest domestic airport.  The trains and buses are also connected to the town very well.

Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the 12 sacrosanct Jyortirlinga Shrines of Shiva. The place is situated on an island called Mandhata or Shivpuri on the Narmada River, the shape of the island is said to be like the ॐ (OM) symbol, a sacred symbol of Hindu religion.

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You will find either a history or a mythology behind the curtain in India. These stories make it more interesting to explore it.  This is one kind of that place; this will also tell you a story of Brahma – the creator, Vishnu – the protector and Shiva – the destroyer, the Trimurti or the three Hindu God who create the world. It is told in Shiv Mahapuran, that once upon a time Lord Brahma and Vishnu had an argument to prove in terms of supremacy of creation, to overcome this argument Lord decided to take the test, he pierced the three worlds as a huge endless pillar of light, the jyotirlinga. And then tell both of them, they have to find the end of the light in downward and upward directions respectively. Brahma lied that he got the end, while Vishnu conceded his defeat. After that Shiva appeared as a second pillar of light and cursed the Lord Brahma that he will not worship in ceremony while Vishnu will be worship till the end of eternity.

This Jyotirlingam is part of that supreme partless reality, and these Jyotirlingams are placed where Shiva appeared as a fiery column of light. There are 64 Jyotirlingams but 12 of them are considered as most of the holiest lingams.

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The twelve jyothirlingas are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharashtra, Viswanath at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar near Nashik in Maharashtra, Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Jharkhand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar near Aurangabad in Maharashtra.

Omkareshwar temple

Omkareshwar Temple

The “Omkareshwar temple and “Amareshwar temple” that means the god of immortals is located on the island at the point where River Narmad and Kaveri met. The other temple “Mamleshwar” is located on the other side of the island. When you will visit these temples, you will be witness a stunning sculptures on the walls of the temple, these temples are still having the art and beautiful carvings.

“Ahilya Ghat” is a place where you can sit for a long time can relax to get the peace of mind.

Siddhanath Temple

Siddhanath Temple

“Siddhanath Temple” is a classic example of early medieval Brahmin architecture, and the major attraction of this temple is wall paintings of elements.

The huge Nandi Bull 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.

You will see ancient caves also “Kajal Rani Cave”, a beautiful panoramic view of undulating land. “Adi Shankara’s Cave” is a place where Adi Shankara met his Guru.

It is a religious trip, but you will be stunned by its architecture and find some amazing facts and beauty of the town.

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