Table of contents for Jyotirlings
- A Trip to Omkareshwar Jyotirling Day – 1
- 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.
From mamleshwar we proceeded to Omkareshwar Temple for darshan and abhishek. It was 12:00 noon.
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.
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.
Around 40 KM from Omkareshwar there is a beautiful temple of Bheru Baba, We stopped there and took darshan there.
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.