One of the twelve Jyotirlinga’s dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, shivratri is just not another occasion, it is a grand festival for people of Omkareshwar and each and every devotee of Shiva.
 
Shivratri is celebrated as a festival because on this day Lord Shiva and goddess of fertility, beauty and love, Maa Parvati, who is also know as Shakti (power) gets married. According to Hindu Mythology, on the night of marriage Lord Shiva took diverse group of gods, goddesses, animals and demons as his acquaintance with him to Maa Parvati’s house.
 
On the Mahaparva of Mahashivratri, 251 kg peda is offered to Lord Shiva in Omkareshwar Mandir. A large number of devotees from all over the country including Malwa-Nimad come to Omkareshwar to have darshan of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga and to dedicate water on the Shivling. In Omkareshwar, it is a tradition that at place to place devotees distribute Sabudana khichdi and Singhada halwa as the prasadi to each and every visitor. On the day of Mahashivratri devotees can visit temple anytime, as looking at the devotion of lacs of people Temple remains open 24 hours. It is believed that by doing worship, archana and rudrabhishek, devotee’s every wish gets fulfilled. 

Maha Shivratri in Omkareshwar and Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga

On the Mahaparva of Mahashivratri, 251 kg peda is offered to Lord Shiva in Omkareshwar Mandir. A large number of devotees from all over the country including Malwa-Nimad come to Omkareshwar to have darshan of Omkareshwar and Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga and to dedicate water on the Shivling. In Omkareshwar, it is a tradition that at place to place devotees distribute Sabudana khichdi and Singhada halwa as the prasadi to each and every visitor. On the day of Mahashivratri devotees can visit temple anytime, as looking at the devotion of lacs of people Temple remains open 24 hours. It is believed that by doing worship, Abhishek and Rudrabhishek, devotee’s every wish gets fulfilled. 

 

Festival of Shivratri in Shivpoori

It is believed tha in the past Maharaja Mandhata, Ancestor of Lord Ram please Lord Shiva with his penance on this mountain. This is why this mountain came to be called as Mandhata Parvat. Omkareshwar Shivling is not human made, nature itself has created it. It is always surrounded by water of Maa Narmada. Whole Mandhata parvat is believed to be the part of Lord Shiva and so this is the reason it is called as Shivpuri.