Set between the Vindhayas in the north, the Satpura in the south and with the Narmada lapping at its ghats, Mandhata Omkareshwar is one of the most unique pilgrimage sites in India.
One of the most striking features of this narrow, 6km long island is that it is shaped like the Hindu religious symbol, 'Om'; formed by the river Narmada branching into two. It is connected by a foot bridge and boats to the mainland.
The Omkareshwar temple here, from which the island derives its name, is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shivalinga at this temple is believed to be ‘swayambhu’ (deriving power or Shakti from within itself) and is one of the 12 found in India. It is also referred to as a jyotirlinga. The jyotirlinga is said to be split into two that are known by the na + more about Omkareshwar