The importance of Omkareshwar jyotirlinga further can be propounded by the fact that the journey of Char Dham and also twelve jyotirlingas are not considered as accomplished until the water is offered to Omkareshwar shivling and darshan are done at Omkareshwar temple as well as at Mamleshwar temple. Moreover, Omkareshwar jyotirlinga is eternal who existed and will exist since eternal time immemorial.
The scriptures say that just the darshan of this Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga vanishes all the sins of a human being. Therefore, they should be worshiped with utmost devotion. Additionally, One should do the ‘parikrama’ only to earn Omkar’s stance. Worshiping Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga with God prostrate gives more virtuous benefits of worship.
According to a verse of Shiva Puranokta Dwadash jyotirlinga Stroth, which include the names of all the twelve jyotirlingas and it mentions all of them are known as their respective place area.
Dwadash Jyotirlinga Shlok :
सौराष्ट्रे सोमनाथंच श्री शैले मल्लिकार्जुनम् |
उज्जयिन्यां महाकालमोंकारममलेश्वरम् ||
The appearance of Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
In mythological books, it is mentioned that king Mandhata, the 39th generation (ancestor) of king Ramchandra did severe penance and pleased Lord Shiva to appear here in the form of a ‘Linga’. While, as his first wish Omkareshwar shivling is the result of his austerities we can feel the presence of Bholenath here in ‘swayambhu’ linga form. Additionally, He asked for two boons from lord Shiva. As a result of this, it is believed that Lord Shiva himself comes here during the night and plays the game called “Choupar” which is undoubtedly adorned here very beautifully on regular basis during the ‘Sayan aarti’. and for this reason, the ‘Sayan aarti’ of omkareshwar jyotirlinga is famous worldwide.
Omkareshwar temple is five-storeyed. Indeed, Omkareshwar itself sits here in different forms of shiv linga with five other names on all five floors. For this reason, it is said that the worship of Omkareshwar is fulfilled just by doing the darshan of all five Shillings.
Mahakaleshwar on the second floor, Siddharth on the third one, then kedareshwar on the fourth floor, and finally, Gupteshwar on the fifth floor which is also known as Ghaneshwar jaldhari by many devotees. And of course, with omkareshwar shivling on the ground or first floor.
Significance of Omkareshwar Temple
It is believed here that Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati, themselves come here, at
Omkareshwar jyotirlinga for night rest and as a result of which the ‘Sayan aarti’
and ‘Ratri puja’ has its importance and is famous everywhere.
In the night, it is said that Lord Shiva comes here and plays ‘chosar’ with Maa
Parvati, therefore the ‘chosar’ is laid daily before the doors of the Omkareshwar
Temple is closed, and in the morning when the doors get opened the chosar is found to
be scattered, as if it has been played at night.
Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga is a “Swayambu” linga, which originated
on its own. It is consequently believed that the ‘char Dham yatra’ is unfruitful
unless the darshan of omkareshwar jyotirlinga is done.
The Omkareshwar’s Mandhata or Shivpuri island is formed when the river Narmada
gets separated into two parts, resulting in the formation of the island. It is believed
that the Omkareshwar temple is in the middle of the river. Also, when seen
from the aerial view of the island it appears to be in the shape of ‘OM’ (“ॐ”)
The Omkareshwar temple is always crowded with devotees. Firstly, they purify
themselves by ablution in the Narmada River. Secondly, they bring the holy water of Maa
Narmada along with flowers, coconut, and other worshipping materials. Finally, they
dedicate all that to omkareshwar shivling with prayers to fulfill their wishes. For special puja and
Abhishek many of them bring Pundits too.
Jyotirlinga is where lord Shiva got manifested and further
situated in the form of a Linga here. On the other hand, Omkareshwar jyotirlinga is a
swayambhu linga, for this reason, it is believed that just by doing darshan here, one
gets free of all his sins.
Omkareshwar Mandir Darshan
Omkareshwar temple opens every morning at 6 am, and there is darshan till 8:30 at night.
Sandhya Aarti takes place at 8.30 pm.
Significance of Evening (Sandhya ) Aarti of Omkareshwar Temple
Pujan Abhishek at Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga
In Omkareshwar, it is believed that here there are two appearances of the same Jyotirlinga, a natural Om-shaped hill (ओंकार पर्वत) where 33 Koti god and goddess lives, lord shiva and ma Parvati relax at night, Shankaracharya has taken learnings of Hindu religion here, Pandava spent a lot of time here during their exile, Maa Narmada and Maa Kaveri confluence ( संगम), and many more ancient temples, traditions and mythologies are there that makes this place best for Puja and Shiv Abhishek. Most importantly, it is believed that in the Jyotirlinga region there is no barrier of date and constellation to perform Abhishek.
You can perform here Pujan Abhishek online or offline through our priest.
Omkareshwar Temple location
Maa Narmada and Kaveri separate twice and meet again, in this way they both form an island. called Mandhata or Omkar Parvat.
Omkareshwar temple is on this island ‘Mandhata’ or ‘Shivpuri’ in Omkareshwar city. The island here is surrounded by the water of river Narmada and river Kaveri (a tributary of river Narmada).
One can reach the temple only by crossing the river, either by bridge or by boat. There are two bridges to reach the temple in Omkareshwar, Jhula Pool and Purana Pool.
The ‘Mandhata’ or ‘Shivpuri’ island is approximately 4 km long and 2 km wide, evidently seems to be in the shape of ‘OM’ when looked from the sky and indeed, it portrays a wonderful picture of nature.