Omkareshwar Temple

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Parmar King Udayaditya installed here four stone inscriptions with some holy couplets on it, then the temple was known as Amaleshwar Temple, some ‘Shiva Mahima Couplets’ can also be seen on those inscriptions. Lord Shiva, the name alone is everything in itself, he considered to be the most powerful & destructive god amongst all Hindu deities, he is the one who believed to be born of itself, simultaneously he is also very innocent god, who never need any special worship, customary rituals or dedication from his devotees, an utterance of Mantra ‘Om’ or couple of tri-leafs of Bael (Aegle Marmelos) or if nothing then to only recall him from a pure heart can be enough to conquer his heart. There are many names & tags that he owns, one of them regarding him as the ‘Lord of Death’, the one who has the control over birth and death, which is why he is most adorable amongst Hinduism, he rules over whole universe, giving ‘Moksha’ to Living being, which meant to be ultimate door of getting off to the cycle of birth and death, Mahashivaratri (Grand night of Shiva) is a biggest celebration and festival of this temple and city. Millions of visitors around the world come here at the occasion of Mahashivaratri to feel the celebration with god, to realize the immense power of Lord Shiva (the creator of the Universe). The term ‘Jyotirlingam’ derived from the first appearance of Lord Shiva on earth, which was resembled as the Lingam ‘the pillar of light’.

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HOW TO REACH:-

Omkareshwar Temple is situated about 80 km far from Indore which is a district of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, also known to be the financial capital of the state. There are three main modes of traveling Ujjain below:-

By Flight Ahilya:

Devi airport in Indore is the nearer one which is about 80 km from Omkareshwar, this airport has wide domestic & international air connectivity; there are frequent flights for national capital Delhi, Mumbai & other major cities of India. 

 

By Train:

The nearest rail-head is Omkareshwar Road (12 km) on the Ratlam-Khandwa section of the Western Railway. Omkareshwar can be reached by either Khandwa Railway Station, which is about 78 km down south to the Omkareshwar, and lies on the west-central railway line, or Indore Railway Station is also equal far from Omkareshwar, which is one of the big rail-heads in central India.

 

By Road:

There are many state-owned & private buses ply between Omkareshwar to Indore (77km), Khandwa (78km), Ujjain (135 km).

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