Omkareshwar Temple is situated near Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The name Omkareshwar comes from the word “OM“. Devotees believe that Omkareshwar Temple is the home of the fourth Jyotirlinga. River Narmada flows through Omkareshwar.
Omkareshwar Temple – Facts
|Deity||Lord Omkareshwar (Lord Shiva)|
|Location||Mandhata, Madhya Pradesh|
|Tours||Mahakaleshwar Omkareshwar Tour|
|Darshan Timings||5:00 AM to 9:30 PM|
|Best Time to Visit||October to March|
|Jyotirlingas in Madhya Pradesh||Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, Mahakaleshwar Temple|
Omkareshwar Temple Timings
The temple opens at 5 AM and closes at 9:30 PM. The temple also performs various rituals during this time. The devotees can be a part of these rituals, such as the morning, afternoon, and evening aarti.
The timings of the Omkareshwar temple are as follows:
|Morning Darshan||5:00 AM||3:50 PM|
|Evening Darshan||4:15 PM||9:30 PM|
|Mangal Aarti||5:00 AM||5:30 AM|
|Jalabhishek||5:30 AM||12:25 PM|
|Evening Aarti||8:20 PM||9:05 PM|
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Poojas
Some of the sevas and poojas of Omkareshwar Temple are:
- Maha Rudrabhishek: This Abhishekam takes place by reciting Rigveda, Samveda, Yajurveda and the Atharva Veda in front of the Linga.
- Laghu Rudrabhishekham: Devotees believe that by doing this Pooja, one can overcome health as well as wealth related issues.
- Narmada Aarti: Every evening a Maha Aarti takes place on the banks of River Narmada which is spectacular to view.
- Bhagavan Bhog: During this, devotees present lord Shiva with a Naivedyam Bhog in the evening every day. The Bhog (food) consists of pure Ghee, Sugar, and Rice.
- Mundan (Tonsure): Devotees can also perform a Mundan at a nominal price.
What is the significance of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga?
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is split in nature. One half of the Jyotirlinga is in the Omkareshwar Temple and the other half in the Mammaleshwar Temple. The pilgrims must visit both these temples to get a darshan of the complete Jyotirlinga. The Jyotirlingas are Swayambhu which means that they are self-born.
What is the history of the Omkareshwar Temple?
Nobody knows the original date of construction of this historic temple. However, the earliest evidence states that in 1063, King Udayaditya installed four stone inscriptions each with Sanskrit Stotras. In 1195, Raja Bharat Singh Chauhan renovated the temple and built a palace near it.
How to reach Omkareshwar?
Here’s how to reach:
- Air: The nearest airport is Indore which is 77 km away.
- Train: The nearest railway station is Mortakka which is 12 km away from Omkareshwar. The closest Railway Junction is Khandwa which is 72 km away.
- Road: Regular bus services are available from cities like Indore, Ujjain, Jalgaon, Khandwa, and Bhopal.
Where to stay nearby?
There are about 50 Dharmashalas available in Omkareshwar to stay. Most of them are newly constructed and are equipped with modern amenities. The temple administration does not run any Dharmashala or Ashram. Some of the popular choices to stay are Shri Gajanan Mahajan Sansthan and the MP Narmada tourist bungalows.
Frequently Asked Questions about Omkareshwar Temple
Yes, the Omkareshwar Temple is open all 365 days of the year.
The entry to the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is free of cost.
No. There is no facility for online darshan available.
No. There is no facility for specially-abled and senior citizens.
This is one of the toughest darshans. Badly managed with no facilities for pilgrims. More than 5 hour darshan queue that people don’t follow. Access to steps for taking boat is very difficult with high stone stairs that are broken in places. Heavy pushing by crowd. Access to temple is narrow and people push a lot. Avoid with small children or aged people
Yogendra Kumar Singhal says
We are visiting omkareshwar temple on 19th November 2022 in a group of around 45 senior citizens from Delhi.
शुभदा रामसिंग says
दिवाली के बाद हम ओंकारेश्वर प्लॅन कर रहे है.
उस समय क्लायमेट कैसा होगा ?
क्या मंदिर मे जाने के लिये कुछ ड्रेस कोड है ?
SANDIP DHIBAR says
very impressive data which will help lots of people.
Is there any dress code while visiting Omkareshwar Temple?
As we are coming from Mumbai, so we can follow the same.
Dr. Madhu Singh says
For Rudrabhishek in one ticket how many people can do rudrabhishek
Very useful information. Please also include information on singar and arti times. And closing of mandir during that period.
Juli chandra says
We will visit the temple but unable to get information about mandir timing and whether we are able to go to garbagriha .is everything normal now in temple. Will visit from Kolkata..We
Lakshmi R.G says
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Me may month me aa rha hu bhole nath jee apna ashirbad pardhan kre. Premsingh
Jayanthi Srinivas says
How to book for maharudrabhosheka or laghurudrabhusheka through online
Vandana Thakur says
Is there any online booking system? how can I book Online?
nisha pant says
Is it open these days too?
I’m willing to take darshan between dussehra and diwali 2020.
Any special updates due to covid 19?
venkata ramana reddy says
I am planning to have a darshan of Lord Omkareswar and Mahakaleswar in the month on May 04, 2020. I am coming from Tirupati along with other 09 friends for Darshan. I came to know about the prominence of 12 jyotirlingas. I already had darshan of Kasi viswanath, Rameswaram, Srisailam. As a Hindu, we should have darshan of Lord Siva and Lord Balaji. Before the completion of one’s life, we should have darshan of Nara Narayan.
Tapan Kumar Raychaudhuri says
Is there any online Darshan facility at OMKARESWAR TEMPLE ?
2 . Where to stay at OMKARESWAR near to Temple Locality ?
Will mobiles and purse allowed
Sasidhar Darla says
Purse is allowed but no mobile
Online Darshan pass facility is available as on date
Any dress code is there
Sasidhar Darla says
Very good information.Thank you
D Nair says
BHABENDRA NATH SEND says
Very well for information about Baba Omkareshear