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Omkareshwar TempleOmkareshwar is a Hindu temple in Madhya Pradesh State in India. It is on an island called Mandhata or Shivpuri or in the Narmada River. It is one of the 12 revered Jyothirlinga shrines of Shiva. The shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu Om symbols. This place has drawn to it hundreds of generations of pilgrims. 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"). The sacred river Narmada forms Omkareshwar. This is one of the most sacred of rivers in India and is the home to one of the world's biggest Dam projects. The Omkareshawar temple is built in the North Indian style of architecture, with high spires. Devotees consider worship to Panchamuga Ganesha, to be very auspicious.

Geographical Location
Omkareshwar is about 12 miles from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh. The island comprises of two lofty hills and is divided by a valley in such a way that it appears in the shape of the sacred Hindu symbol 'Om' from above. Between the sharp hills of the Vindhya on the North and the Satpura on the South, the Narmada forms a deep silent whisper.

History
Legend has it that the Vindhya mountain prayed to Shiva - Omkareshwara and was blessed here. Legend also has it that upon the request of the Devas, the Shivalinga split into two, one half being Omkareshwara and the other Amaleshwara or Amareshwar. King Mandhatha of the Ishvaku clan is believed to have worshiped Shiva here.

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