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Water and The Sacred
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Omkareshwar: Old Pilgrim
20 Omkareshwar: Old Pilgrim

An elderly man coming out of the Narmada river, after having performed his Puja, in the town of Omkareshwar.

Omkareshwar, located in Madhya Pradesh, on the Mandhata hill on the banks of the Narmada, is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

There are two temples here, one to Omkareshwar and one to Amareshwar. Legend has it that the Vindhya mountain prayed to Shiva - Omkareshwara and was blessed here. Legend also has it that upon the request of the Devas, the Shivalinga split into two, one half being Omkareshwara and the other Amaleshwara or Amareshwar.

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