in Madhya Pradesh on an island in the Narmada river
is home to a Jyotirlinga shrine and the Amareshwar temple.
Jyotirlinga is situated by the banks of Narmada river
in the Malva area. Gods of all the Gods Lord Shiva's
Omkareshwar linga is situated on the mountain Mandhata.
The Puranas speak quite highly of the greatness of Omkareshwar
and Mammaleshwar. One has to pass through two rooms
before entering the temple. The Jyotirlinga of Omkareshwar
is not fixed to the ground, but is naturally set up
there. There is always water surrounding it. The significance
of this Jyotirlinga is that it is not situated below
the dome. The idol of Lord Shiva is put on the top of
the temple. Every year on Kartik Poornima a huge fair
is organized. The Shiv Purana speaks of the greatness
of Omkareshwar and Mammaleshwar.
The 2 sons of the sun dynasty Mandhata (Ambarish and
Muchukunda), practiced severe penance and austerities
here pleased Lord Shiva. They had also performed great
religious sacrifices here, because of this the mountain
is named Mandhata.