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See Omkareshwar, East Nimar for town of the same name

Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar is a Hindu temple in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh state in India. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivapuri in the Narmada river. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is about 12 miles (20 km) from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh. The shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu Om symbol. There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar (whose name means "OM-maker-lord") and one to Amareshwar (whose name means "immortal lord" or "lord of the immortals").

Omkareshwar is formed by the sacred river Narmada. This is one of the most sacred of rivers in India and is now home to one of the world's biggest dam projects.

Narmada river in Omkareshwar

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Omkareshwar is a place where actual jyotirlinga is located, real temple is mamleshwara, while another temple "Omkareswar"is equally famous. Omkareshwar Road is about 77 km (48 mi) from Indore on the Indore–Khandwa highway. It about 12 km (7 mi) from the Omkareshwar road station. There are steamboats across the Narmada river and also two connecting bridges.

Omkareshwar from Khandwa: 72km

You can reach Omkareshwar from khandwa. It is 72 km from Khandwa. There are many buses available from khandwa (you can also go from khandwa to Sanawad and then pick bus to Omkareswar) to Omkareswar.

Omkareshwar is about 77 km (48 mi) from Indore

Omkareshwar is 77 km from Indore and can be reached by buses and private vehicles.khandwa is connecting to all the major cities of India via railways. it falls on New delhi- Mumbai track.

Ujjain to Indore to Omkareswar

You can reach Omkareshwar from Ujjain via Indore and then Omkareshwar. There are many buses and trains are available from Ujjain to Indore and then from Indore You have to pick up Bus for Omkareshwar.Train route(Metre gauge)is not good from Indore to Omkareshwar Road(nearest station)and there is no train route to Omkareshwar.Omkareshwar Road is just 12 km away from here.

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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Omkareshawar is situated 70 km from Indore. It's a religious place, where one of the Jyotrilingh of Shiva is situated.

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