Thursday, 3 November 2011

A Trip to Omkareshwar Jyotirling Day – 2

Next Day (06.02.2011) we woke up in the morning at 07:00 AM and after getting fresh, having bath we started for Mamleshwar temple which was at a walking distance from our guest house. This is an ancient temple, there are 7-8 other temples in the Mamleshwar Temple campus (Please note that Omkareshwar temple and Mamleshwar temple are different and both are considered as jyotirlingas, but even between these two Omkareshwar temple is given more importance, they are located on opposite banks of holy river Narmada, steam boats are used to go on either side also two bridges are there to cross the river). There are monkeys in plenty here and be cautious, they may atch the bags from your hands.

Mamleshwar Temple

Photo # 19 View of Mamleshwar temple sanctum sanctorum from out side

Mamleshwar Jyotirling as seen inside

Another Shiv temple in Mamleshwar Campus

Sanskriti (My daughter) inside Mamleshwar campus
From mamleshwar we proceeded to Omkareshwar Temple for darshan and abhishek. It was 12:00 noon.

Omkareshwar Temple as seen from Mamleshwar temple side bank of river Narmada

Omkareshwar Hill

Boats waiting for passengers

Reaching Omkareshwar Ghat

Bridge to cross river

Entrance to Omkareshwar Jyotirling Mandir

Shri Panchmukhi Ganesh on the Entrance to Omkareshwar Jyotirling Mandir

And finally the rare photograph of Omkareshwar jyotirling

Shops on the way to main temple

A View of Omkareshwar Ghat

A Dharmashala on the bank of River Narmada

A view of Omkareshwar Temple

Market in Omkareshwar
After 3-4 hours wandering around omkareshwar we went on the ghat to have a holy dip in the narmada, but the water was so cold that Kavita (my wife) and Sanskriti decided not to take bath and sit only on the wall made on the ghat. Me and my 4 yrs son took bath and enjoyed the cool water.

On the ghat

On the Ghat
After spending one hour on the ghat we came back to our guest house at 03:00 PM and checked out from there. We then started our return journey.
On the way back from omkareshwar at 4 km in the village Shivkothi there is a ashram of Swami Shivoham Bharti in the name Namah Shivay Mission. Here free of cost food is always available for everyone.

Namah Shivay Mission, Shivkothi
Around 40 KM from Omkareshwar there is a beautiful temple of Bheru Baba, We stopped there and took darshan there.

Bheru Baba
This way our journey ended and we reached home at 08:00 PM with lots of sweet memories of this cherishing family holidays to Omkareshwar.
How to Reach:
Air : The Airports close to Omkareshwar are at Indore (77 km) and Ujjain (133 km).
Rail : Nearest Railway Station is at Omkareshwar Road (12 km) on the Ratlam-Khandwa section of the Western Railway which is not a mainline. The other nearest railway station connected to Delhi and Mumbai is at Indore (77 km).
Road : Omkareshwar is connected to major towns and cities of Madhya Pradesh. There are regular bus services from Indore (77 km), Ujjain (133 km) Khandwa (61 km.) and Omkareshwar Road (12 km). By bus, it takes 2.5 hrs from Khandwa railway station to Omkareshwar.


  1. Such a great information on ujjain city and simhastha 2016. Also helpful to search and full details on ujjain temple. Thanks for it...

  2. Such a great information on ujjain city and simhastha 2016. Also helpful to search and full details on simhastha 2016 & Kumbh Mela ujjain. Thanks for it...

  3. Lovely images. You guys must had fun there. There are 108 temples in Ujjain that will leave you mesmerized. Explore all famous temples in Ujjain and visit for inner peace.


पोस्ट पढने के बाद अपनी टिप्पणी (कमेन्ट) अवश्य दें, ताकि हमें अपने ब्लॉग को निरंतर सुधारने में आपका सहयोग प्राप्त हो.