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3 Days 2 Nights

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Exploring the Mystical Omkareshwar Temple

The Omkareshwar Temple is a revered Hindu shrine located in the town of Omkareshwar in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the most important deities in Hindu mythology. The temple is believed to have been built during the reign of the Paramara dynasty in the 11th century CE.

The temple is situated on the banks of the Narmada River and is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, which are considered to be the most sacred abodes of Lord Shiva. The architecture of the temple is a blend of both Hindu and Muslim styles, reflecting the influence of both cultures in the region.

One of the most unique features of the temple is the presence of two lingams, one made of sand and the other made of mercury. According to legend, the sand lingam was installed by Lord Vishnu himself, while the mercury lingam was installed by the great sage Adi Shankaracharya.

The temple complex comprises several smaller shrines dedicated to various deities, including Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya. The main sanctum of the temple houses the lingam of Lord Omkareshwar, which is considered to be a manifestation of Lord Shiva himself.

The temple is also known for its stunning architecture, which features intricate carvings and sculptures depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. The temple is surrounded by lush green forests and offers breathtaking views of the Narmada River.

Visitors to the temple can also take part in various rituals and ceremonies, including the daily aarti, which involves the lighting of lamps and the chanting of hymns in praise of Lord Shiva. The temple is especially crowded during the festival of Maha Shivaratri, which is celebrated with great pomp and splendor.

The Omkareshwar Temple is a mystical and awe-inspiring shrine that attracts thousands of devotees and tourists from all over the world. Its rich history, stunning architecture, and spiritual significance make it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Hindu mythology and culture.

 

Ujjain & Omkareshwar Tour

  1. Mahakaleshwar Temple: Start your tour with a visit to the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva in India. The temple is famous for its Bhasma Aarti, a ritual where the lingam is smeared with ash and is considered to be very auspicious.
  2. Kal Bhairav Temple: Next, visit the Kal Bhairav Temple, located close to the Mahakaleshwar Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairav, an incarnation of Lord Shiva, and is known for its unique black stone idol.
  3. Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir: After visiting the two temples, head to the Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, located near the banks of the Shipra River. This temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and is known for its large idol of Lord Ganesha, which is believed to be one of the largest in India.
  4. Ram Ghat: End your day with a visit to the Ram Ghat, located on the banks of the Shipra River. The ghat is famous for its evening aarti and is a great place to relax and soak in the serene atmosphere.
  5. Omkareshwar Temple: Start your day with a visit to the Omkareshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and a famous shrine of Lord Shiva. The temple is located on the banks of the Narmada River and is known for its unique architecture and beautiful surroundings.
  6. Take a dip in the Narmada River: After visiting the temple, take a holy dip in the Narmada River, which is considered to be one of the most sacred rivers in India.
  7. Siddhanath Temple: Next, visit the Siddhanath Temple, located on a hill near Omkareshwar. The temple offers panoramic views of the town and the Narmada River and is a great place to watch the sunset.

Highlights

  • Take a holy dip in the Narmada River: The Narmada River is considered to be one of the most sacred rivers in India. Taking a dip in its holy waters is believed to purify the soul. You can also go boating on the river and enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding hills.
  • Visit the Siddhanath Temple: The Siddhanath Temple is a small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located on a hill near Omkareshwar. The temple offers panoramic views of the town and the Narmada River. It is a great place to watch the sunset and soak in the serene atmosphere.
  • Explore the town: Omkareshwar is a small town with narrow streets and colorful houses. Take a leisurely walk through the town, interact with the locals, and soak in the local culture. You can also shop for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs at the local markets.
  • Trek to the top of the Mandhata hill: The Mandhata hill is located on the opposite side of the Narmada River from the Omkareshwar Temple. The hill offers stunning views of the town and the surrounding hills. You can trek to the top of the hill, which takes about 30-45 minutes.
  • Attend the Maha Shivaratri festival: Maha Shivaratri is a major Hindu festival celebrated at Omkareshwar with great pomp and show. The festival usually falls in February or March and attracts a large number of devotees from all over India. It is a great opportunity to witness the local culture and traditions.

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees (Cable and car and Moon Valley)
  • Box lunch water, banana apple and chocolate
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drink
  • Tickets

Itinerary

Pickup from Ujjain Railway Station, and transfer to Hotel Check-in and Freshen up. Visit Kaal Bhairav, Chintaman Ganesh, Mangalnath, Harsiddhi, and Ram Ghat. Night Stay at Ujjain Hotel.

At 4 AM Morning, Attend Mahakaal Bhasm Aarti & Darshan. Check-out Ujjain Hotel, and reach to Omkareshwar. Offer prayer at Omkareshwar. Overnight stay at Omkareshwar.

After Breakfast, Check-out from Omkareshwar Hotel. Drive to Indore and Visit Lalbagh Palace, Bada Ganesh, Kaanch Mandir, and Rajwada Palace. and drop to Indore Railway Station for your onward journey

Durations

2 Days

Language

English

Frequently asked questions

It is possible to visit both Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar in one day, but it would be a rushed trip as they are located in different cities. Omkareshwar is located in Madhya Pradesh, while Mahakaleshwar is located in Ujjain, which is approximately 140 kilometers away. It would take about 3-4 hours to travel from Omkareshwar to Mahakaleshwar by road. If you have limited time, it may be better to choose one of the two temples to visit and explore it in depth rather than trying to visit both in one day. However, if you have a full day and are up for the challenge of traveling between the two cities, it is possible to visit both Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar in one day. It's recommended to plan your itinerary carefully and consider hiring a private car or taxi to maximize your time and avoid public transportation delays.

One to two days is usually enough time to explore Omkareshwar and its surrounding areas, including the Omkareshwar Temple and the nearby ghats.

The Aarti at Omkareshwar Temple usually takes place in the morning at around 5:30 AM and in the evening at around 7:00 PM. However, it's best to check with the temple authorities for the exact timings as they may vary.

There is one Jyotirlinga in Omkareshwar, which is known as the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga. It is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India, and it is believed to be a powerful representation of Lord Shiva, attracting devotees from all over the country and beyond.

Omkareshwar is situated at the confluence of two rivers - the Narmada and the Kaveri. The island on which the Omkareshwar Temple is situated is known as Mandhata, and it is surrounded by these two holy rivers, adding to the spiritual significance of the place.

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