Shri Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga

Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga is located in Omkareshwar, it is the fourth Jyotirlinga out of twelve Jyotirlingas. The ancient name of Mamaleshwar Jyotirlinga is Amareshwar. Both Omkareshwar and Mamaleshwar are the form of the same Jyotirlinga. Mamaleshwar jyotirlinga is on the south bank of the Narmada, and Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga sits on the Omkar Parvat towards the north bank of the Narmada. Maa Narmada is in the middle of both temples. According to the verse of Shiva Puranokta Dwadash Jyotirlinga Stroth, the names of all the 12 Jyotirlingas are known as their place area.

सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथंच श्री शैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् |

उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोंकारममलेश्वरम् ||

In this verse, Mamleshwar has been described as Jyotirlinga in the Omkareshwar region.

Ma Narmada is the daughter of shiva. The father has a special affection for his daughter, which is why Sakshat Omkareshwar and Mamaleshwar are seated on both sides of Maa Narmada. If Omkareshwar is the soul of Shiva, then Mamaleshwar is the body of Shiva, in short together they fulfill the recognition of a Jyotirlinga.

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The appearance of Mamaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Vindhya practiced the hard penance of Lord Shiva to make him superior to all mountains. Seeing the harsh penance, Gods and Rishis prayed to Lord Shiva to remain stable in the Vindhya region. Lord Shiva accepted the request and as a result, remained here in Ling form, the Omkarling located here is divided into two forms. The Sadashivas who existed under Pranav are known as Omkar.

Similarly, the Jyoti revered in Parthivamurthy is called Parmeshwar or Amaleshwar Jyotirlinga. Now, known as Mamleshwar Jyotirling.

Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga Temple architecture

Mamleshwar Jyotirling temple is a five-storied temple with pagoda on each floor. Moreover, There are six more temples in this temple compound. The best stone temple is now under archeology. Lord Shiva is been worshipped here in the form of Partheswar Linga since the time of Goddess Ahilya Bai. Mamaleshwar Mahadev Temple situated on the south bank of Maa Narmada with the skyscraper flag. This flag is constantly waving. There are many temple in Mamleshwar temple compound. All these temples are protected under the patronage of the Central Archaeological Department.

Sanctum sanctorum

In the Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga temple, there are mantras mentioned on the north and south walls in the outer chamber of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. It looks like these mantras must have been engraved.  All the words have been engraved equally and clearly and beautifully. Certainly, we cannot even write on paper the words of such beautiful and uniform structures that are carved on these stone walls.

Actually, it is nothing less than a mystery to us.

Many people come to the Mamleshwar jyotirlinga temple but only a few see these inscriptions. These inscriptions also have great questions.

In response to these questions, we got the great mantra and OM Namah Shivaya, we have also been reading these inscriptions. These inscriptions were engraved in 1063 AD. These beautiful structures have Maa Narmada Stuti and Halayud Strotra and Shiva Parvati Praise along with the Mahim mantra.

Parthaveshwar worship is of special importance in Mamaleshwar Jyotirlinga. this Pujan can only be performed in Maheshwar, Trimbakeshwar, or Mamaleshwar mandir (in Omkareshwar). Here Lord Shiva is being worshiped as the earthly lord for years. It is said that the great devotee of Lord Shiva, Devi Ahilyabai also did this thumb-shaped Parthiv ling puja in Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga for years. It is believed that Parthiv shivling’s prayer is equal to the fruitfulness of crores of worship and prayers. It is said that even Shree Ram did Parthiv shivling prayer before going to war against Ravana and conquering Lanka. To be more potent than Surya  God of Justice Shanidev also did Parthiv’s shivling prayer to please Lord Shiva.

There are two types of this worship.

  • Partheswar Pujan

    In Partheshwar Pujan, We worship 1325 Parthiv shiva lingas.
  • Chintamani Partheswar Pujan

     This puja is done for Graha Shanti. The main Shiva Linga is worshiped with Ganesha and the Parthiva Linga is worshiped in the shape of Graha.

Shiva Abhishek at Mamleshwar Jyotirlinga

Thousands of devotees come here daily and make Shiva Abhishek for peace and happiness. And many devotees worship online because of not being able to come. Here is the central consecration :

Location of Shri Mamleshwar temple

The temple of Lord Mamaleshwar Jyotirlinga is situated on the banks of Narmada in Omkareshwar – District Khandwa, Mp. It is located in Brahmapuri, one of the four Puri of Omkareshwar. Lord Shiva is enthroned as Omkareshwar on one side of his daughter Narmada and Mamaleshwar on the other.


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