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.