Omkareshwar – Mamaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva dedicated to God Shiva.
- It is on Mandhata island or Shivapuri in the Narmada river;
- The shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu ॐ
- There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (“Lord of Omkaara“) and one to Amareshwar (“Lord of the Immortals or Devas”) is Mamleshwar, the jyotirling, which is on other side of Narmada river.
- It is situated in the Khandwa of Madhya Pradesh. It is about 12 miles (20 km) from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh.
- Omkareshwar is formed by the sacred river Narmada. This is one of the most sacred of rivers in India and is now home to one of the world’s biggest dam projects.
- There is a good number of public transport available from and to Omkareshwar. The temple is well maintained by the authorities. Also, the location is full of peace and serenity and one can enjoy the beautiful aura of Omkareshwar at the ghats of Narmada river. The river is clean and full of fresh water.
- Near to Omkareshwar temple, one can have darshan of Mamleshwar, which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva. There is a bridge over Narmada river connecting Omkareshwar temple and Mamleshwar temple. One can also take boats and jetty to cross the river and reach Mamleshwar temple. The temple is thousands of years old and having linga of shiva in the main temple known as Mamleshwar. One can observe the peaceful and soothing environment at this 4th Jyotirlinga among the 12 Jyotirlinga of Shiva.
How to reach
There are steamboats across the Narmada river and also two connecting bridges to reach the temple.
- Air: Nearest airport close is Indore 77 km.
- Rail: Nearest Railway Station is at Omkareshwar Road railway station (Mortakka) 12 km
- Road: There are regular bus services from Ujjain (133 km), Indore (77 km), Khandwa (61 km.) and Omkareshwar Road (12 km). By bus, it takes 2.5 hrs from Khandwa railway station to Omkareshwar.
Best Season: July to March