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“pretty nice” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Omkareshwara Temple

Omkareshwara Temple
Bangalore, India
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145 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“pretty nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

the temple is on the way to talacavery so a must visit and also there is a triveni sangama infront of the temple.

Visited October 2012
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“a must visit place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

A good place to visit. You can see a temple that is constructed similar to a mosque. Very clean and neat place.

Visited October 2012
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 reviews
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“Spiritual High”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The location and the 'ambience', particularly, a visit in the evening around sundown is truly 'spiritually exhilarating'!!

Visited September 2012
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“Huge!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

The temple has a beutiful pond and a large compound .. the architecture seems inspired by china.. do wear decent clothes to temple . They dont allow people in shorts to enter the premises.. Also, make sure you ask enquire about the timings before you go ..

Visited August 2012
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Bangalore
1 review
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“Omkareshwara Temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2008

One of the interesting temples which I had ever seen.
It is a mix of Gothic and Islamic style. As the name itself signifies Lord shiva is worshipped here.
The establishment of this temple dates back to 19th century. This temple was built by the then king Lingaraja(also known as Lingarajendra). The temple is constructed surrounding a lake which gives a pleasant view to the devotees.
The story behind the construction of this temple is that the king Lingaraja desired the hand of a brahmin girl. Since her father, a poor brahmin refused to give her away in marriage to the king, the king killed the brahmin. By doing so, he was cursed with "Brahma hatya dosha". After this he used to get scary nightmares. Later, he was advised to build Lord Shiva temple to get salvation from his sin. Hence, he constructed Omkareshwara Temple. It is believed that, the Lord Shiva which is installed here was brought from Kashi and also, a very sacred one among the five Shivalingas worshipped in Kashi.

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