Omkareshwar – Khandwa In Madhya Pradesh
How to Reach:-
From East:-Kolkata-> Raipur-> Nagpur-> Omkareshwar – Khandwa , aproxi.. 1,520 km
From West:-Ahmedabad-> Godhra-> Dhar-> Maheshwar-> Omkareshwar – Khandwa , aproxi.. 460km
From North:- New Delhi-> Agra-> Gawlior-> Shivpuri->Indore-> Omkareshwar – Khandwa , aproxi... 910km
From South:-Banglore-> Vijayapura-> buldana-> Omkareshwar – Khandwa , aproxi... 1240km
According to the Hindu legend, Vindya, the deity of the Vindhya mountain range was worshipping Lord Shiva to conciliate himself from the sins committed. Thus, he created a sacred geometrical pattern & a lingam made of sand and clay. Shiva was pleased with his worship and appeared in two forms, Omkareshwar & Amaleswara. Since the mud mound was in the form of ‘Om’, this island was known to be called as Omkareshwar.
The second story related to Mandhata and his son’s penance. King Mandhata of Ikshvaku clan ( an ancestor of Lord Ram) worshipped Lord Shiva here until the Lord manifested himself as a Jyotirlinga. Many scholars also narrate about how Mandhata’s sons, Ambarish & Muchukunda had practiced severe penance to please Lord Shiva as a result of which the mountain is named Mandhata.
The third story was from the Hindu scriptures which says once upon a time there was great war between Devas (Gods) & Danavas (demons) in which the Danavas won. This was a big setback for the Devas and so they prayed to Lord Shiva. Pleased with their prayers, Shiva emerged in the form of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and defeated the Danavas.
Temple Open hours:-The temple opens at 5 AM and closes at 9:30 PM. The temple also performs various rituals during this time. The devotees can be a part of these rituals, such as the morning, afternoon, and evening aarti.
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