Story of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

Omkar within which the entire universe resides. First of all, the word Omkar came from the mouth of Lord Shiva, due to which Lord Shiva got the name Omkar.
Today we will take you to Omkareshwar temple, a unique Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva located in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh. The entire mountain on which this Jyotirlinga is situated is in the shape of Om, due to which this Jyotirlinga was named Omkareshwar. More than 100 small and big temples are located on this mountain. It is said that thousands of years ago, King Mandhata, the ancestor of Lord Shri Ram, had pleased Lord Shiva by doing penance on this mountain. As a result of which Lord Shiva appeared and asked for a boon. Mandhata asked for the boon of salvation and prayed to Lord Shiva that he should sit on this mountain for the welfare of the people. On his prayer, Lord Shiva remained seated there forever in the form of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga.

Have become. It is not made by hands but is an incarnated Jyotirlinga which has come out of the womb of the earth. The entire temple is surrounded by water from all sides. Narmada flows on one side and Kaveri river swells on the other side. Where the mountain ends, both these rivers meet, which is called Kaveri Narmada Sangam. Mother Narmada anoints the Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva 24 hours a day. Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated at a short distance from this Jyotirlinga, both of them are considered one and the same. After having darshan of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga, it is very important to have darshan of Mamleshwar, otherwise the darshan is not considered complete. It is said that by visiting this pilgrimage, devotees get three times the benefits as compared to other pilgrimages.

Main events/important points

  1. This entire temple is divided into 5 floors. At the bottom, the thousands of years old Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva is located in the sanctum sanctorum.
  2. Mahakaleshwar temple is situated on the second floor. We get to see the Siddhanath temple on the third floor. On the fourth floor, there is the temple of Gupteshwar Mahadev and on the last fifth floor, the Dhavjeshwar Mahadev temple is situated. On this floor, the flag is fluttering at the top.
  3. The eternal flame has been burning in this temple for many years.
  4. Aarti of Omkareshwar Jyotirling is performed thrice in the morning, afternoon and evening. Just as the Bhasma Aarti of Mahakaleshwar Jyotirling has special significance, similarly the Shayan Aarti of Omkareshwar Jyotirling has special significance.
  1. In the evening, special adornment of Lord Shiva is done and after Shayan Aarti, the doors of the temple are closed.
  2. Chaucer is spread in the sanctum sanctorum for Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati to play. When the door of the temple is opened in the morning, Chaucer is found scattered.
  3. On the occasion of Shivratri, Somvati Amavasya, Narmada Jayanti and Ganga Dussehra, thousands and lakhs of devotees come from all over India to visit Jyotirlinga.

The leelaas of Bhole Bhandari are amazing; whoever asks for anything from him with true heart and full devotion definitely gets it. If you also go for darshan of this Jyotirlinga, you will find that you are able to feel a positive energy.

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