Omkareshwara Temple

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  • Address: SH 88B, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201, India
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  • Timings: 06:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Picnic Spot, Nature

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. 

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

  • Bus stop near Syndicate bank, near Yesu statue. 

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  • Omkareshwara Temple Address: SH 88B, Stuart Hill, Madikeri, Karnataka 571201, India
  • Omkareshwara Temple Timing: 06:30 am - 08:00 pm
  • Omkareshwara Temple Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Omkareshwara Temple(preferred time): 07:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Time required to visit Omkareshwara Temple: 00:30 Mins
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  • 60.08% of people who visit Madikeri include Omkareshwara Temple in their plan

  • 79.25% of people start their Omkareshwara Temple visit around 6 PM - 7 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Omkareshwara Temple

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

90.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Omkareshwara Temple

People normally club together Bylakuppe and Raja's Seat while planning their visit to Omkareshwara Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Beautiful temple. Near the Madikeri market. Worth visiting. Small yet beautiful temple.

  • It's a well maintained temple. Do visit if in town

  • Holy, Scenic shiva temple with calming waters... As per the legend behind the temple, King Lingarajendra II for his political gains, had killed a brahmin who has noticed his misdoings. However, later the spirit of brahmin is said to take the form of brahmaraksha who in turn bothered the king for his cruelty. Hence, post the death of brahmin, khe King started having nightmares which troubled him to a great extent. In search of an end to the nightmares, King sought help from other learned brahmins. Brahmins advised him to built a temple. As per them, building the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva will end the mental agony of the King. King, who was desperate to attain mental peace by appeasing the Brahmin’s spirit, followed the advices. He then, brought the holy Shiva Lingam from the spiritual town of Kashi. The Shiva Lingam was named Omkareshwara and installed in the temple. Hence, the temple is now known as Omkareshwara temple.

  • Place is good can be visited if you want to explore !

  • One of the Coolest place. One family including 2 small cute girls was singing a devotional song while entering in to temple. I was mesmerized. If u want to visit this temple u can opt for evening time.

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