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ituated on the banks of River Narma-

da on the Mandhata Island formed in the shape of OM in Sanskrit, Omkareshwar is another famed Jyotir Lingas. As per Hindu legend, Vindya, the deity controlling the Vindyachal mountain range was worshipping Shiva to propitiate himself from the sins committed. He created a sacred geometrical diagram and a Lingam made of sand and clay. Shiva was pleased with the worship and believed to have appeared in two forms, namely Omkareshwar and Amaleswara. Since the mud mound appeared in the form of Om, the island came to be known as Omkareswar. There is a shrine for Parvati and fivefaced Ganapati in the temple. The Legend was that Narada provoked the powerful Vindhya Mountain as the latter boasted of his height and might; Vindhya was no doubt high but was not comparable to that of Meru Mountain, Narada said. Vindhya Raja felt jealous and resorted to concentrated Tapasya to Maha Deva who granted Vindhya’s request to establish a Shiva Linga on the banks of Narmada River. Puffed by Shiva’s presence there, Vindhya grew taller V edanta Sandes h

and taller to compete with Sumeru. This disturbed Surya’s rou-

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