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Visit Omkareshwara temple

The Omkareshwar Temple is a symbol of belief, devotion and faith. Legend has it that the then ruler of Kodagu, Lingarajendra II had murdered an innocnet Brahmin, the reasons for which are not clearly known. The Brahmin had turned into a spirit to avenge his death and the king to save himself from the clutches of the spirit had got a special lingam installed at the spot of the crime which was brought all the way from Kashi. The temple was built later in 1820.

The Omkareshwar Temple is a symbol of belief, devotion and faith. Legend has it that the then ruler of Kodagu, Lingarajendra II had murdered an innocnet Brahmin, the reasons for which are not clearly known. The Brahmin had turned into a spirit to avenge his death and the king to save himself from the clutches of the spirit had got a special lingam installed at the spot of the crime which was brought all the way from Kashi. The temple was built later in 1820.

The temple resembles a dargah with a dome in the centre and four turrets at four corners. The shivalinga was named Omkareshwar and all pujas were performed as per rituals. The window bars are made of 'Panchaloha' and an alphabet 'lim' has been inscribed in-between the bars, Right at the entrance door, the history of the temple is seen engraved.

  • In front of the temple lies a water tank which is filled with fishes and in the middle of it is a 'mantapam'.
  • The temple has been built in Islamic style and lacks a pillared hall which is typical of any Hindu Temple.
  • The shiva lingam is installed near the entrance. The shrine holding the lingam has one corridor fringing it.
  • Puja timings: Abhishekha: 06:30 a.m. to 06:45 a.m.
Ganga Puja: 07:00 a.m.
Maha Puja- 12:00 p.m. and 08:00 p.m.
  • Temple remains closed till 05:00pm after the Maha Puja at 12:00pm
  • Every Full Moon Day, Satyanarayan Puja is held

Timing

All days of the week 6:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

God Lovers, Nirvana Seekers ,Experience Seekers

TIME SPENT

1 hour

ENTRY FEE

No Entry fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station
  • Altitude

    Medikeri is at 1061 m
  • STD Code

    None
  • Best Season

    October - April
  • State/Code

    /571201
  • LANGUAGES

    Kodava, Kannada, English