Omkareshwar is situated in Mandhata, Madhya Pradesh and the presiding deity is Shiva temple and it is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri on the Narmada River; The shape of the island is said to resemble the Hindu symbol ॐ. There are two temples located on the island, one is Omkareshwar and the other is Amareshwar.
Omkareshwar temple is the main attraction for pilgrims in Omkareshwar. Omkareshwar owes its existence to the temple. As for who built the temple and when everything is shrouded in mystery. The sanctum sanctorum which contains the Jyotirlinga seems to have been originally a small temple of the old style of construction, the dome was made of layers of stone slabs and not of stones of circular size. As this temple is too close to the precipitously deep bank of the Narmada to the south, the great extension is a new style of construction. This is the reason why the sanctum sanctorum and the main deity are not in front of the main door or below the highest visible Shikhar or the subsequent building tower.
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Timings:
The Temple will open at 5:00 AM and closed at 9:30 PM.
Morning: From 5.00 AM to 3:50 PM
Break: 3:50 PM to 4:15 PM
Evening: From 4:15 PM to 9:30 PM
Shri Omkareshwar temple is one of Jyotirlinga Temple in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, India. The Primary deity is Omkareshwar, Lord Shiva in the form of linga. This is an ancient shiva temple in India. The “Shiva Mahima Stotra” was written on the stone slab by the ancient poet Pushpadanta.
Omkareshwar Temple Poojas Timings:
5.00 AM to 5.30 AM:- Mangal Arti
5.30 AM to 12.25 PM:- Jalabhishek
12.25 PM to 1.15 PM:- Madhyanha Bhog
1.15 PM to 3.50 PM:- Jalabhishek
3.50 PM to 4.15 PM:- Vyavastha (Darshan Closed)
4.15 PM to 8.20 PM:- Shringar Darshan
8.20 PM to 9.05 PM:- Shayan Arti
9.05 PM to 9.35 PM:- Shayan Darshan
9.30 PM to 5.00 AM:- Pat band Vishram (Darshan Closed)
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple History:
According to legend, sage Narada the son of Lord Brahma visited the Vindhya parvat and told him that the Meru parvat was larger in size. This made Vindhya parvat jealous. Determined to be taller than Meru mountain, Vindhya mountain began to pray to Lord Shiva to bless him and make him taller. As a result, Lord Shiva was happy and blessed him with the desired boon. At the request of all the gods, Lord Shiva divided the linga into two parts, one in Omkareshwar and the other in Amareshwar. He gave Vindhya parvat his blessing that he would not stop growing, but in return, Vindhya should not cause problems for people. But Vindhya has dishonored his promise. Soon, He even blocked the sun and the moon. All the deities went to the Agastya sages for help. The sage Agastya and his wife made him promise Vindhya that he would not grow until they returned. Vindhya agreed. The sage and his wife left and never returned. The sage and his wife stayed at Srisailam, who is considered to be Dakshina Kashi and one of the Dwadash Jyotirlinga.
Omkareshwar Temple Special Darshan Details:
Special darshan for physically handicapped and old people are available. For Details contact any trust officials or authorities.
For special darshan (direct darshan) please take tickets from the counter.
Temples in Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple:
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Campus
Annapurna Templein Omkareshwar
Shiv Pratima Temple
Maa Rajrajeshwari Temple
Shiv Mandir Kailash Dham
Vishnu temple in Omkareshwar
Siddhnath Barahdwari (Siddheshwar mahadev)
Rin Mukteshwar Mahadev
Sidhwarkut Jain Temples
Shri Ram mandir on prikrama path
Patali Hanuman Temple
Gauri Somnath Temple
Shri Gajanan Maharaj Temple
Poojas and Rituals in Omkareshwar Temple:
Parthiv Shivling Pooja
Festivals celebrated at Omkareshwar Temple
Note: Online bookings is available for performing any of the above poojas.
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple Address:
Shri Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple,
Omkareshwar Mandir Road,
Madhya Pradesh – 451115.
Other Jyotirlinga Temples are:
1) Somnath Temple in Gujarat
2) Mahakaleshwar Temple in Madhya Pradesh
3) Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand
4) Bhimashankar Temple in Maharashtra
5) Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh
6) Trimbakeshwar (or) Tryambakeshwar Shiva Temple in Maharashtra
7) Ramanathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu
8) Grishneshwar Temple in Maharashtra
9) Vaidyanath Temple in Jharkhand
10) Nageshwar Temple (or) Aundha Nagnath Temple in Gujarat
11) Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swami Temple in Andhra Pradesh