TEMPLES OF INDIA – OMKARESHWAR TEMPLE
Omkareshwar Temple is the Jyotirlinga of Bhagwan Shiv, three of them are prominent. It is located in the Khandwa district of state Madhya Pradesh (India). It is about 20 or 22km from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh. Omkareshwar is formed by the sacred Narmada River. This is one of the most sacred rivers in India.
Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiv ji. It is on an island called Shivapuri in the Narmada river. There are two temples, one is Omkareshwar and second is Amareshwar. But as per the sloka on dwadash jyotirligam, Mamleshwar is also the jyotirling, which is on other side of Narmada river.
Omkareshwar derives its name from the word “Om” which is the most sacred Hindu symbol. Also known as the Temple of Shri Mandhata, it attracts a number of disciples.