Omkareshwara Temple

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

Omkareshwara Temple - Review

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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Omkareshwara Temple

  • 95% of people who visit Madikeri include Omkareshwara Temple in their plan

  • 61.65% of people start their Omkareshwara Temple visit around 6 PM - 7 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Omkareshwara Temple

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

90.94% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Omkareshwara Temple

People normally club together Bylakuppe and Athithi Restaurant while planning their visit to Omkareshwara Temple.

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Omkareshwara Temple, Madikeri Reviews

  • It's such a clean place The lake has so many beautiful fish of different colors. This place is awesome

  • 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.

  • Very peaceful temple is located in a residential locality. The temple is unlike any other Dravidian temple and closely resembles Islamic architecture. The entrance has a small holy pond and in-between the pond is a nice little mantapam. The pond has some colorful koi fish and this section is the temple's highlight. The main deity, the Lingam sits on a higher ground which is accessible through staircase, west of the holy pond. The main shrine has a large pradakshina (walking path encompassing the main deity) with colurful pictures of deities painted to its outer wall. The shrine provides visitors a serene feeling.

  • Very calm place. The 'kalyani' contains ducks and fish which are mind reviving. It has daily visitors as well as tourists. Parking place is very congested. The parking place is too smelly. Road connecting to this place is also smelly and dirty. This place is bit difficult to get through as it is not visible to highway.

  • Sri Omkareshwara Temple is situated on Omkara hills. Omkareshwara is a Hindu temple dedicated to God Shiva. It is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva. Very special Darshan in holi of Omkareshwara.

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