Omkareshwara Temple

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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Omkareshwara Temple

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

  • 61.42% 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

91.28% 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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  • 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.

  • A small but stand with history which built by king Lingrejan in 1820 A.D. as per visit and maintain by trust want to give 3 star but 1 add for historical history...

  • Quiet place. It was almost closing time when we reached temple. At 12 pm they do special puja which is worth watching. Blessed to have such darshan. Neat and clean.

  • This Siva temple is built in Islamic style, the dome and minarets towering over the tiled roofs of the city. Inside, the temple is simple, with the shrine holding the main lingam surrounded by one corridor. Opposite the temple is a pond, with a small shrine in the centre, connected by a causeway. There are plenty of fish in the pond, which are a huge attraction for children.

  • A very old temple reflecting historic scenes. A peaceful place to spend some time.

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