Visit Omkareshwar Jyotirling
Visit Omkareshwar Jyotirling which is Present In Two Forms: According to the Vedas and Puranas in Hinduism, the Shivalingas are located at the twelve places where Lord Shiva himself appeared by being pleased with the devotion of his devotees are worshiped in the form of Jyotirlinga. Let us know some special things related to Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, one of those Jyotirlingas…
Out of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva, the fourth Jyotirlinga is Shri Omkareshwar-Jyotirlinga. It is situated on an island named Mandhata or Shivpuri in the middle of the Narmada river in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh. Jyotirlinga is present here in two forms. One of which is known as Mamleshwar and the other as Omkareshwar. Mamleshwar is situated on the south bank of Narmada, a little away from Omkareshwar. Even though they are different, they are calculated the same.
Omkareshwar Got The Name Like This
This Jyotirlinga is situated on the banks of Narmada. At this place, due to the splitting of Narmada into two streams, an island has been formed in the middle. Which is in the shape of Om. This island is called Mandhata-parvat or Shivpuri. This Jyotirlinga is in the shape of Omkar i.e. Om. That is why this Jyotirlinga is called Omkareshwar.
The Confluence Of Narmada And Kaveri River Takes Place At This Place
According to the legend, Dhanpati Kuber was the ultimate devotee of the Lord. Kuber did severe penance to please Lord Shiva. For this, he installed a Shivling. Lord Shiva was pleased with the devotion of Kubera and made Kubera the rich man of the gods.
Lord Shiva created the river Kaveri from his hair to bathe Kubera. This river joins the Narmada. Here, the Kaveri meets the Narmada at the confluence, circling the Omkar mountain. Which is called the confluence of Narmada and Kaveri.
How To Go
The nearest airport is Indore from where Omkareshwar temple is at a distance of 77 km. From here you can reach the temple by bus or taxi.
Apart from this, there is also Ujjain airport which is located at a distance of 133 km from the temple.
The nearest railway station here is Omkareshwar Road railway station located on the Ratlam-Indore-Khandwa line, from where the distance of the temple is only 12 km.