Omkareshwar Tourism
Situated at the confluence of the rivers Narmada and Kaveri, the holy city of Omkareshwar is shaped in the form of Hindu religious symbol ‘Om’, due to the merging of two valleys and a central pool of Narmada waters. It derives its name from ‘Omkara’ which is just one other name of Lord Shiva. Situated on the Mandhata islands, Omkareshwar houses one of the 12 revered Jyotirlingas and hence, draws thousands of devotees each year. It has two ancient shrines- Omkareshwar and Amarkareshwar. The sacred town also boasts of architectural wonders and scenic beauty, in addition to the pilgrim sites.

One of the most sacred towns situated in Madhya Pradesh, Omkareshwar resembles the shape of the Hindu Om symbol. The town of Omkareshwar consists of two ancient shrines- one is Omkareshwar and the other is Amarkareshwar. The holy town is situated on the meeting point of two rivers- Narmada and Kaveri and is a must-visit for all Lord Shiva devotees and tourists alike. This meeting between two of the most prominent rivers of India leaves the island in the shape of Hindu symbol Om which is one of the most revered symbols by Hindus. The whole area is bounded by mountains and it makes for a very beautiful view. A Parikrama around the island is considered to be very religious and the view around the island is also serene and relaxing. Kedareshwar temple is also a must-visit for all tourists here.

How to reach
1. Reaching by Air. The nearest Domestic Airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport, Indore (77 km/2 hr).
2. Reaching by Rail. Omkareshwar has its own railway station named as Omkareshwar Railway Station located at a distance of 12 km from the Omkareshwar city. …
3. Reaching by Road.

Omkareshwar in Khadwa district of Madhya Pradesh, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, ‘Om’, has drawn to it hundreds of generations of pilgrims. According to a legend, when Narad, the great seer, paid a visit to the deity of the Vindhya mountains, he was angry to find that there was no dwelling here suitable for Lord Shiva.

Built on an island called Shivapuri or Mandhata in the river Narmada., Omkareshwar is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world as it is home to one of the twelve revered  Jyotirlingams in the country and derives its name from a miracle of nature as the Narmada, one of the holiest rivers in the subcontinent curves along the rocky island to give it the shape of an Om.

According to legend in answer to prayers offered by the mountains of the Vindhya range lord Shiva blessed the region with Omkareshwar, further on requests of the Devas the Jyotirlingam was split into two and one came to be known as Om and the other as Amareshwar.

Built in the Nagara style the temples are characterized by a lofty Shikhara (peak), the tiny island also has shrines to Annapoorna and Ganesha

Must see places: Shri Omkar Mandhata, Siddhanath Temple, Satmatrika Temple, Kajal Rani Cave

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