Omkareshwar state of Madhya Pradesh around 77 km away from Indore. A large number of Hindu and Jain temples were constructed here. The name Omkareshwar comes from the word “OM“. The River Narmada flows through Omkareshwar dividing it into two – North and South with an island called Mandhata or Shivpuri in between.location is in the
As per beliefs, Omkareshwar Temple is the home of the fourth Jyotirlinga in Hindu culture. Devotees also believe that are Swayambhu in nature. According to a legend, Lord Shiva turned himself into Lingas in a fiery column of light at these particular places of worship which became the Jyotirlingas.
Omkareshwar Temple Structure
The Omkareshwar temple has Nagara style of architecture. Also, the temple has a structure, each level for a different God. Mahakaleshwar, Sidhnath, Gupteshwar as well as Dhwajeshwar temples are present on the upper floors. Also, the white dome consists of soft soapstone. One can also see carvings of various Gods and Goddesses on the temple tower which has five layers.
The Jyotirlinga has two parts– one-half of it is in the Omkareshwar Temple (Omkar) and the other half in the Mammaleshwar Temple (Amaleshwar). The pilgrims must visit both these temples to get a darshan of the complete Jyotirlinga.