Omkareshwar Parikrama is a must to do thing while visiting Omkareshwar Jyotirling. With out doing Parikrama we can not get full satisfaction. This is about three to four hours job for young and energetic. Here is a static map of Omkareshwar Parikrama with three markers and route path.
The three markers are
- Omkareshwar temple
- Triveni Sangamam
- Bholenath temple, in circle.
The Parikrama starts from Omkareshwar temple. It goes towards Triveni Sangam beside Narmada river. We can see many Sadhus and their Ashrams in this Parikrama. After reaching Triveni Sangam take a holy bath in Narmada river. At this point there is a temple of Lord Shiva named as Runa Mukteshwar
. People offer Red gram to Lord Shiva to get rid of their Runas (Debts / Bandhanas). After this we will go deep into forest. At the mid point of journey there is another temple of Lord Shiva called as Bholenath
. Shiva ling in this temple is made up of a very big Narmada Bana. This temple is present on the top of hill. A small village is present here and we can get some refreshments. After prąying Lord Bholenath the journey again goes in to deep forest. in this journey we may come across some wild animals like deers, bears and peacocks. After some time we will reach a very old temple, which is in demolished state and under the control of Archeological department. There are two statues called Bhima and Arjuna statues. After passing BhimaArjuna gate we will reach Vindhyachala mata temple. We can relax here. After worshiping Jaganamata we will complete our Parikrama with in a hour. This Parikrama has great importance and even Jagadguru Adishankaracharya also did this to get his Guru Govindapada.
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