The Place of Hinduism Faith : Omkareshwar
/ November 30, 2017

Sometimes, beliefs in our land are based on a seamless meld of epics, legends and reality. The tales that wreath Omkareshwar in haloes of worship have their origins in such lore. Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga a shiv temple on Omkar Mountain an island in mid Narmada, revered Hindu temple is the center of extreme faith. There are 12 jyotirlinga temples in world and Omkareshwar is one of them. Omkareshwar : Inroduction Omkareshwar is considered to be one of the holiest Hindu sites in the nation. This is due to the presence of the Jyotirlingam, one of the twelve in India. Lingam is the symbol of Lord Shiva but the Jyotirlingam is special. Jyotirlingam is called the lingam of light. It is said to derive currents of power from within itself while, an ordinary lingam is ritually invested with mantra shakti (power invested by chants) by the priests. Figure 1: Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga View The Omkareshwar temple is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is located on a huge island called Mandhata or Shivapuri along the banks of the Narmada river; the river Narmada, is here called “Rewa”. The shape of the island is said to be like the Hindu ?…

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