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Omkareshwar Temple
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Omkareshwar
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New Delhi, India
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“Great Temple, Worst Sales Agent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Jyotirling is auspicious as always !! it has two jyotirlings according to Puranas i.e. Omkareshwar and Mamleshwar !!
the place is full of pandas !! they can they every single thing to exact money from your pocket ! limitless bad behaviour !! heights of cheating !!

Please avoid them !! anyone can do abhishekam before 4pm by a artificial vessel !! no prior booking or panda is required !! Pandas used to stand on bridges to catch pilgrim on their net !! just avoid them !
also take new bridge ! if you take old bridge then u have to step up and down stairs many times!!

Problem is with the place !! its difficult to access and difficult to access after kedarnath !! no proper roads to temple ! u have to talk through !! never visit omkareshwar by train for reasons see my review of narmada resort

just avoid pandas !! do take darshans of mahakaleshwar on 1st floor and vaijnath on 2nd floor after darshans of Omkareshwar !!

must visit mamleshwar its real jyotirling of kalyug !! opposite of Omkareshwar on differnt bank of narmada as if narmada works as mirror!!

Visited April 2014
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“Om Parvat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This is the fourth of the 12 Jothirlingas , nearest airport is Indore( 90 km ), after reaching the banks of Narmadha in Amaleshwar we hired a boat ( Rs.500/-)and went to Sangamam and took bath , taking bath in sangamam was a wonderful experience , after taking bath we went to the temple and had absolutely blissful darshan.
Tips to have peaceful darshan:
Please don't look in to the eyes of any of the pandits or don't speak to the pandits , they will ask a ransom and spoil your peace, just go peacefully saying Om Namaha Shivaya and feel the Bliss .
By just entering into the temple we can feel the positive vibrations over there.
Hara hara Mahadev ...
Loving you so much ...
Peacefully yours ...
S M Bega Raaj.

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Jaipur, India
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“Picturesque”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2014

Omkareshwar Temple is in Madhya Pradesh State, about 80 Kilometers from city of Indore. You can reach Indore by Air, Train, or Car from all major towns in India. This temple of Lord Shiva is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga in India, and is full of devotees all the year round, specially on Mondays and exceptionally crowded during Shiv Ratri festival.

This temple is on an island in the river Narmada. You have to reach there by a boat. The view is very picturesque from the boat as well from the temple. Those who have belief in Jyotirlingas must visit this sight. But please be careful of the priests who will try to extract money from you for various Pujas and like.

Visited February 2014
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Noida, India
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“Omkareshwar- Pilgrimage and picturistic site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

Omkareshwar is a holy town, about 70 km from Indore, where one of the 12 Jyothir Lingas situated. The temple is in the Island of river Narmada, and other side is Mamleshwar temple.
The two sides of the river are connected with a beautiful hanging bridge.

The place is nice combination of temple & river makes wonderful natural scene.

Visited April 2014
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“Shri Omkareswar Jyothirlinga”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

Omkareswar is actually an island surrounded by river Narmada near Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Omkareswar is the result of the diversion in the river Narmada which caused it to branch its flow into two. One side of river is called Narmada while the other branch is named as Kaveri and both these join at the other end of the island which is known as Sangam (place where two rivers join). This temple is drawing thousands of tourist and millions of devotees from all across the world. Omkareswar is formed by the sacred river Narmada. This is one of the most sacred of rivers in India and is now home to one of the world's biggest dam projects. It is near Indore, which is said to be the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh.
The shape of the island is in the form of letter Om in Sanskrit as such it is named as Omkareswar. The island comprises of two lofty hills and peculiarly designed by nature to appear in the shape of letter OM. There is bridge to reach the island. There are steamboats across the Narmada River and also two connecting bridges to reach the temple.
Omkareswar is temple of Lord Shiva which is situated on the mountain Mandhata by the banks of Narmada River. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva which are spread throughout India. It is closely linked with the Mamaleswar Temple which is situated on the southern end of the Narmada River. The temple is extraordinary constructed built in stone which is highly regarded extravagant style.
The white dome is made of soft soap stone and it is an attraction of the temple. You must claim the steps inside the dome where you will see Lord shivalinga in each floor of the tower. It is said that it date backs to the glorious times of the 17th century when temples were not merely places of worship.

The twelve jyothirlinga are Somnath in Gujarat, Mallikarjuna at Srisailam in Andra Pradesh, Mahakaleswar atUjjain in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh, Kedarnath in Himalayas, Bhimashankar in Maharastra, Viswanath at Varanasi inUttar Pradesh, Triambakeshwar near Nashik in Maharastra, Vaidyanath at Deogarh in Jharkand, Nageswar at Dwarka in Gujarat, Rameshwar atRameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Grishneshwar near Aurangabad in Maharastra.
Mythological stories:
The popular story of this place relates to Mandhata and his son's penance. King Mandhata was an ancestor of Lord Ram. He worshipped Lord Shiva here till the Lord manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga. Later his sons-Ambarish and Mucchkund practiced severe penance and austerities here and pleased Lord Shiva. Because of this the mountain is named as Mandhata. There was a great war between Devas and Danavas(demon), in which Danavas won. This was a major setback for Devas . Hence Devas prayed to Lord Shiva. Pleased with their prayer, Lord Shiva emerged in the form of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and defeated Danavas.

Visited November 2013
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