Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga History And Significance of Omkareshwar Temple

Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga History And Significance of Omkareshwar Temple

Omkareshwar is the one of the jyotirlinga temple. Omkareshwar is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Omkareshwar temple is located Madhya Pradesh, on the omkar mountain, an island in the mid Narmada River.

Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river; the shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu ॐ symbol.

Omkareshwar is the only jyotirlinga located by the banks of the holy Narmada. The course of the holy river at this place resembles the word ‘om’ in Sanskrit, lending the name to the island mentioned in the ancient scriptures of India. The city has 68 teerth (places of spiritual importance) and a group of 108 shivlingas making it an utterly important Shaiva site. River Kaveri confluences with Narmada here.