Omkareshwar Temple is arranged on the mountain Mandhata by the banks of Narmada River in the Malva range in Madhya Pradesh. Omkareshwar Temple is one of the 12 adored Jyotirlinga sanctums of Shiva. The sanctuary is firmly connected with Mamleshwar Temple (arranged on the south of waterway Narmada) as both the types of Shiva have been considered one.
Legend behind Omkareshwar Temple
Shiva Purana portrays the significance of Omkareshwar and Mamleshwar. It says, two children of the sun tradition Mandhata - Ambarish and Mucchkund refined extreme retribution and starknesses here and satisfied Lord Shiva. They additionally performed extraordinary religious gives up in this place as a result of which the mountain is named Mandhata.
Another mainstream legend says that sometime in the distant past Vidhya Parvat honed serious atonement and adored Parthivarchana alongside Lord Omkareshwar for almost six months. Therefore, Lord Shiva was satisfied and favoured him with the yearning shelter. On the earnest demand of the considerable number of divine beings and the sages Lord Shiva made two sections of the lings. One half being Omkareshwara and the other Amaleshwara or Amareshwar.
Some researcher say, King Mandhatha of the Ishvaku tribe is accepted to have adored Shiva here. Furthermore, Govinda Bhagavatpaada, the Guru of Shankaracharya is accepted to have lived in a buckle here.
Structure and Significance of Omkareshwar Temple
Omkareshwara Temple is situated at a separation of around 12 miles from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh. An uncommon element of the area of Omkareshwar Temple is that the waterway Narmada branches into two and structures an island Mandhata or Shivapuri in the middle. The state of the island looks like that of the visual portrayal of the Omkara sound, Om. There are two sanctuaries here, one to Omkareshwar and one to Amareshwar.
The Omkareshwar Temple is built in the Nagara style and is described by an elevated shikhara. There are additionally hallowed places to Annapurna and Ganesha here. Before entering the sanctuary one needs to go through two rooms. The Omkareshwar is not joined to the ground but rather is actually introduced there. There is dependably water around it. The centrality of this linga is that the linga is not arranged underneath the vault. The symbol of Lord Shiva is arranged on the highest point of the sanctuary. The sanctuary can be come to by ship from the banks of the stream. An immense reasonable is composed here upon the arrival of Kartik Poornima.