Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri

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Address: SH 88B, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201, India

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Time Required: 00:30 Mins

Timings: 06:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

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About Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri

The Omkareshwara Temple is a lovely place of worship situated in Madikeri. Having an intriguing history, the temple was built by King Lingarajendra II in the year 1820. Legend goes that the king killed a Brahmin (for unknown or disputed reasons) and the spirit of the Brahmin turned into a monster and started haunting the king! The Omkareshwara Temple was built by the king using a Shiva lingam from Varanasi (Kashi) in order to calm down and appease the Brahmin’s spirit. Built in Mumammadan style (Islamic style) architecture, you will find a dome in the centre and four minarets at four corners of the temple building. 

Omkareshwara Temple Information

  • Removing your shoes outside the temple premises is mandatory.
  • Please dress modestly.
  • Active place of worship, please maintain the tranquillity of the place. 

How To reach Omkareshwara Temple by Public Transport

  • Bus stop near Syndicate bank, near Yesu statue. 

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Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Reviews

  • I visited here couple of years ago. This temple has no long year back history. Quite new temple. There is a very good pond in front of the temple with lot of fresh water fishes. Temple is quite simple and very neat and hygienic. You can enter the temple as per the scheduled time and there is facility to close watch and worship of deity. Morning and Evenings are very suite to visit temple. As the temple premises are open please avoid mid day visit especially in summer season.

  • Small but beautiful and serene temple. There is a pond with lots of fishes in it. There are lots of beautiful paintings of Hindu goods and goodnesses inside the temple. You can only see them only if you walk around the temple. It's a very old Hindu temple. Temple is closed between 12-5 during daytime

  • The Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in the town of Madikeri in Coorg, Karnataka. it is well maintained place and peace full place. Timings: 6:30 AM to 12:00 Noon; 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Best time to visit: between the months of October to March Entry Fee: Free Duration of Visit: 1 hour (approximately)

  • Very peaceful place and very well maintained. The temples architecture is inspired from the Muslim mosque style pillars. Opens after 5pm in the evening. Parking is free. The roads leading to the temple are a little steep, so if you are traveling with elders better take the car right next to the temple door.

  • One of the oldest temple with a pond infront of it. Peaceful ambiance and one of the famous temples in coorg.

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