Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and Mamleshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh

About Omkareshwar Temple:

The Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Madhya Pradesh is one among the 12 famous Hindu Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the sacred island of Mandhata/Shivapuri.

This holy temple is present on the southern bank of the sacred Narmada river in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh state in India.

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple - Indore

The Narmada river is called as "Rewa" here in Omkareshwar. The temple is only13 km away from Mortakka and about 77 km from Indore and Khandwa.

It is said that the island which has derived its name from the Omkareshwar temple has the shape of a sacred Hindu religious symbol of "Om" or "Aum". This sacred island, which is divided into north and south, is connected by a bridge.

Mamleshwar Setu bridge on river Narmada at Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Info:

Primary Deity God Shiva
Locale Omkareshwar
District Khandwar
State Madhya Pradesh
Pincode 450554
Phone 072802 71228

One of the sacred pilgrimage sites in India, Sri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple is also known as Sri Omkar Madhata Temple features a Nagara style of architecture. This ancient and historic temple is made of soft sandstone.

Mandhata Omkareshwar temple attracts many Lord Shiva devotees from all corners of the globe throughout the year.

Omkareshwar on the banks of Narmada river

This holy Jyotirlinga temple is surrounded by the Vindhya Ranges in the north, the Satpura Range in the south and the Narmada river water lapping at its ghats.

The sacred Shiva Linga, which is always partially submerged in the water present at Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, is called as Swayambhu Lingam (naturally installed or self-appearing Shiva Lingam) and has a great religious and spiritual importance in Hinduism.

The Jyotirlinga is said to be divided into two Shiva Lingas, one called the Omkareshwar Temple and the other called the Mamleshwar Temple. The ancient name of the Mamleshwar temple is called the Amreshwar temple.

In addition to Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Annapurna are also worshipped here in Omkareshwar.

The divine pebbles found here in Omkareshwar are called "Bana Lingams". Bana Lingam also called as the Svayambhu Linga is a smooth elliptical pebble found in the bed of the sacred Narmada River. These Lingams are self-manifest in nature and are not crafted or made by human hands.

What to See at Omkareshwar:

Shri Omkar Mandhata Temple:

Omkareshwar temple better known as "Mandhata Omkareshwar" is present on a mile-long, half-mile wide island formed by the splitting of the Narmada river. The temple has five floors each with different deities and has a beautiful prayer room (Sabha Mandap).

Mamleshwar Temple:

Built in the 10th century, the Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, also known as Amareshwar, is best known for its glorious history and rich architecture.

Mamleshwar Jytorlinga of Omkareshwar

A trip to Omkareshwar is incomplete without visiting this temple. You can visit the Mamleshwar temple by boat or on foot.

The temple is present on the opposite bank of the sacred Narmada river facing the Omkareshwar temple.

Mamleshwar Jytorlinga - Amreshwar Temple

You can touch Lord Shiva and perform Abhisekham by yourself in the Mamleshwar Jyotirling temple. Parthiva Linga Puja is very famous here in this temple.

Picture of Shri Mamleshwar Jyotirling

Siddnath Temple:

Located just 200 meters northeast of the Omkareshwar Mandhata Jyotirlinga Temple with about 170 steps above the hill, the Siddnath Temple is a classic example of early medieval Brahmian architecture. The unique attraction is a frieze of elephants carved on a stone slab of 1.5 meters high at the outer edge.

It is a must visit place for nature lovers. The temple is open to visitors on all days of the week.

24 Avatars:

24 Avatars is a sacred place that consists of a group of Hindu and Jain temples that are best known for their skillful use of different styles of architectural modes. This temple is present at the Parikrama Marg.

Satmatrika Temples:

Satmatrika temples are a group of 10th century temples just 6 km away from Omkareshwar at the confluence of Narmada and Kaveri.

Kajal Rani Cave:

Kajal Rani Cave is only 9 km away from Omkareshwar Temple. It is an ideal picnic area and a best place to visit with your family members.

How to Reach Omkareshwar Temple:

By Air:

The nearest airport to Omkareshwar is located at Indore - Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport (IATA: IDR - 77km).

Indore airport is well connected by regular flights with Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Kolkata, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Bhopal and other important places through the regular air services.

By Rail:

The Nearest railway station is Omkareshwar Road railway station (OM - 12 km) . Tempo’s and minibuses are available from here to the temple town of Omkareshwar.

Other nearest railway stations are present at Barwaha railway station (BWW - 39km), Khandwa Junction railway station (KNW - 110km) and Indore Junction railway station ( INDB - 91km).

By Road:

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga temple is directly connected to Indore, Ujjain and Khandwa via local bus services. Frequent buses are available every two hours from Barwaha, Khandwa, Dhar and Dhamnod.

The local bus stop is located at a distance of about 2 km from the main temple. Tourist cars and buses are also available for rent to reach the Omkareshwar Temple. Local Transport is offered by auto rickshaws on hire.

Best Time to Visit Omkareshwar Temple:

mamleshwar jyotirlinga photo
The best season to visit the Omkareshwar temple is between July and March.

Festivals Celebrated at Omkareshwar Temple:

Makar Sankranti, Narmada Jayanti, Maha Shivaratri and all other religious festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm and dedication by the Hindus.

Nearby Temple Attractions in Madhya Pradesh:

  1. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Ujjain
  2. Shyam Kaka Sri Krishna Temple in Rajgarh
  3. Ashtamukhi Pashupatinath Temple at Mandsaur
  4. Kandariya Mahadeva Temple in Khajuraho
  5. Chintaman Ganesh Temple in Ujjain
  6. Chaturbhuj Temple in Orchha

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Timings:

Omkareshwar temple is open to the visitor darshan from the morning 05:00 AM to the evening 10:00 PM all days of the week.

Special darshan facility is available for disabled and physically handicapped people.

Darshan Jalabhishekam Mangal Aarti
Morning 5 AM to 3:50 PM 5:30 AM to 12:25 PM 5 AM to 5:30 AM
Evening 4:15 PM to 9:30/10:00 PM 8:20 PM to 9:05 PM

Accommodation In Omkareshwar

There are many Dharmashalas and lodges present in Omkareshwar offering good accommodation at a very affordable rates.
  1. Gajanan Bhakt Niwas
  2. Narmadiya Brahmin Samaj Dharmashala
  3. Baheti Dharmashala
  4. Dhangar Bharud Samaj Dharmshala
  5. Shri Kshatriya Rajput Dharmashala
  6. Malvi Gari Bharud Samaj Dharmashala

Hotels In Omkareshwar

  1. Narmada Resort - MPTDC
  2. Hotel Shri Radhe krishna
  3. Hotel Ujjwal Palace
  4. Geeta Shree Hotel and Restaurant
For more information and contact details you can refer to:
  1. http://omkareshwar.org/dharmashalas-in-omkareshwar/84/English
  2. http://www.holidayiq.com/hotels/omkareshwar/

The Twelve Jyotirlinga Temples of India:

  1. Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple in Gujarat
  2. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga at Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh
  3. Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh
  4. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga in Madhya Pradesh
  5. Kedarnath Jyotirlinga Temple in Rudra Himalayas
  6. Bhimshankar Jyotirlinga Temple in Maharashtra
  7. Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh
  8. Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple in Maharashtra
  9. Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple at Deogarh in Jharkand
  10. Nageshwar Jyothirlinga Temple at Dwaraka in Gujarat
  11. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Temple at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu
  12. Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple at Aurangabad in Maharashtra

Omkareshwar Temple Route Map:


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