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Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga & Omkareshwar Tour Package 

Visit two Jyotirlinga Temples in Madhya Pradesh - Omkareshwar (100 kms) from Indore and Mahakaleshwar at Ujjain (60 kms).

 

About Mahakaleswar and Omkareshwar jyotirlinga

Mahakaleswar and Omkareshwar jyotirlinga Temple tour can be visited in two night three days from Indore.

Jyotirlingas are the 12 special shrines dedicated to Shiva since ancient times .A Jyotirlinga or Jyotirling or Jyotirlingam is a shrine where Lord Shiva , an aspect of God in Hindusim is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam or Lingam of Light , There are Twelve Jyotirlinga Shrines in India These shrines are Somnath, Shri Sailam, Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, Kedarnath, Bhimashankar, Varanasi, Trimbakeshwar, Vaidyanath, Nageshwar, Rameshwaram and Grishneshwar .

 

Why you must Visit a Jyotirling ?

A Jyotirlinga Yatra is the prime pilgrimage for the devotees of Lord Shiva. Jyotirlinga Yatra is associated with the pilgrimage where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlingam which means “Lingam of light” which is the pivot of all the activities on Earth and a major source of energy. According to one the legends Jyotirlinga Yatra helps to attain the salvation and enlightenment as the ‘Lingam of Light’ removes the darkness from the lives and brings happiness, peace and satisfactions to all the human kind. There are 12 Jyotirlinga temples spread all over the country, the southernmost Jyotirlinga Yatra is located at Rameswaram while the northernmost Jyotirlinga Yatra is locate at Kedarnath. 

 

About Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Temple of Bhagwan Mahakal is situated in the town of Ujjain. Ujjain is near Indore, and is reached by train via Ratlam or Bhopal. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas Temples in India, the lingam at the Mahakal is believed to be swayambhu (born of itself), deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams which are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.

 

About Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga

The Temple of Lord Omkareshwar is situated on the banks of River Narmada, in between Indore & Khandwa, Gods of all the Gods Lord Shiva's Omkareshwar linga is situated on the mountain Mandhata. The Shiv Purana speaks of the greatness of Omkareshwar and Mammaleshwar. The 2 sons of the sun dynasty Mandhata (Ambarish and Mucchkund), practiced severe penance and austerities here pleased Lord Shiva.


Mahakaleshwar jyotirlinga Tour Package with Omkareshwar - Rates & Dates


Mahakaal Ujjain Tour Package With Indore Bhopal: Hotels

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Package Inclusions:-

  • Package Starts from Indore & Terminates at Indore.

  • Site Seeings Included for Indore, Ujjain and Omkareshwar.

  • Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels.

  • Meals: Daily buffet breakfast as per the itinerary.

  • Transport : Transfers / Sightseeing by air-conditioned Indigo for (1-3 adults) & air-conditioned Innova for (4-5 adults).

  • All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax & Transportation tax.


Mahakaleshwar jyotirlinga Tour Package with Omkareshwar - Itinerary

Ujjain Jyotirlinga Tour Package On reaching Indore, drive to hotel in Ujjain. Indore in the nearest airport for reaching Ujjain however nearest railway station is in Ujjain town itself. Relax for sometime in hotel and later proceed for temples visit. Here taxi vehicle is hardly used for sightseeing as most of the temples are close to each other and many approach lanes are narrow. Ujjain tourist attractions includes: Mahakaleshwar temple, Sandipani Ashram, Iskcon temple, Harsiddhi Temple, Ram Ghat, Shakti Peeth, Bade Ganesh Ka Mandir etc. Attending Bhasm arti of Mahakaleshwar temple is the prime attraction of Ujjain visit. This arti remains in demand so need to be booked in advance. Arti is offered in morning & evening hours at temple.

Overnight stay at hotel in Ujjain.

After breakfast, drive to Omkareshwar to visit another Jyotirlinga temple. Omkareshwar is another pilgrimage destination in Madhya Pradesh, Central India. It is 100kms from Indore, on the bank of holy Narmada river. Its name "Omkareshwar" is derived from hindu god Lord Shiva. Mamaleshwar temple in Omkareshwar is the actual jyotirlinga temple. It is also called Amareshwar Temple. Apart from visiting Omkareshwar temples, we can also do boatride in Narmada river.

Overnight at hotel in Omkareshwar.

After breakfast, drive to Indore city. It is largest city of Madhya Pradesh state and continuously developing as largest industrial city of Central India. Indore tourist attractions includes Chatri Bagh, Gomatgiri temple, Rajwada, Kanch Mandir, Lalbagh Palace etc. Here one can have variety of sweet dishes that are only available in Indore city.

After breakfast drive to railway station or airport for departure. Tour end



Jyotirlings in Madhya Pradesh - Important Information

Mahakaleshwar , Omkareshwar, Mamleshwar are must visit for divotees of lord Shiva, These are jyotirlingas available close to each other in Madhya Pradesh. Omkareshwar and Mamaleshwar are one out of twelve, but physically they appear different and situated in different temples in Omkareshwar on either banks of river Narmada.

 

Omkareshwar Mamleshwar Jyotirling - Overview

Omkareshwar is fourth jyotirlinga, situated in the Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh, about 80 Kms from Indore. Omkareshwar is on an island called Mandhata with in the Narmada river.  The shape of the island is said to be like the OM symbol. There are two temples here, one is Omkareshwar, and another one is Mamleshwar or Amareshwar.

 

Guidelines for Visiting Omkareshwar

After bath in the morning, first visit Mamleshwar temple on one side of river, This is an ancient temple, there are 7-8 other temples in the Mamleshwar Temple campus. Omkareshwar temple and Mamleshwar temple are different and both are considered as One jyotirlingas,

These are located on opposite banks of holy river Narmada, steam boats are used to go on either side also two bridges are there to cross the river. 

Omkareshwar island is formed on river Narmada, Near by is a major project, Called Omkareshwar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River just upstream of Mandhata in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India. It is named after the Omkareshwar temple located just downstream.

 

Notes :-
 

1. There are no Restaurants on the Omkareshwar side of temples, If you want to eat you need to go to Mamleshwar side.


2. It is always suggested to have a cold dip on the Narmada Ghat on Omkareshwar.

 


Indore to Omkareshwar - Mamaleshwar Tour

Approx 30 Kms from Indore, On the way to Omkareshwar in village Baigram, There is a temple of lord Shani dev (Navagrih Mandir) which is one of the india’s biggest Shani Navagrih temple and worlds biggest temple based on Vastushastra. The entire temple is made by black marble. The statue of Shani dev is placed in the centre and around it there are the statues of other navagraha’s. 

  • Shani Navagrih Temple Bai Gram (Indore Omkareshwar Highway)
  • Worlds Biggest temple based on Vastushastra (Indore Omkareshwar Highway)
  • Indias Biggest Shani Navagrih Temple

 


Budget Accomodation at Omkareshwar

Shri Gajanan Maharaj Seva Sansthan Guest House.

  • Ultra Clean with Spiritual atmosphere, also there is a beautiful temple of Shri Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon(Maharashtra).
  • The guest house is maanged by Shri Gajanan Maharaj of Shegaon Trust. On checking out you’ll get the packed prasad, Bhasam Vibhuti and a photograph of Shri Gajanan Maharaj. Charges for 24 hrs. stay for 3 bed is Rs. 225 only with all facilities e.g. 
  • Hot water, attached lat bath etc. Vegetable Thali is at Rs 20.
  • Contact number of Shri Gajanan Maharaj Bhakt Niwas Omkareshwar. Phone number is - 07280271204.

 


Bhasma Arathi at Mahakal - Ujjain

Guide for Bhasam Aarti - Mahakaleshwar

For booking the Bashma Arthi, the forms are distributed at 1030 -1200 hrs. First get the form from the counter ( near the main entry to the temple). 4 persons are allowed in a group. The person has to show his Photo ID proof to collect the form. VoterID/ Govt issued IDs/Passports are accepted. Please note PAN card ID is not accepted. U will have to produce the original and a photo copy at the counter to get the form. If u need pass for more persons suitably carry ID proofs for such group. Normally they issue around 100 forms which allows around 400-500 persons. This is worth trying as it is a one time experience. The passes can be collected in the evening around 1930 hrs. U will have to carry ur original ID proof at all time ; to get the form; to collect the pass & also while entering temple in the morning. Men shoud wear dhotis.

One should visit this at least once in their life time.


1.    Please carry original ID Proof.
2.    Fill the form and submit along with photo copy of ID Proof between 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM for the next day dharshan. It is very limited and on first cum first basis.
3.    Collect the token between 8.00 PM to 11.00 PM by verifying the name in the list displayed.
4.    Be in the queue around 2.00 AM early morning.
5.    Need to dhothi & for ladies to be with saree.
6.    Temple Authorities will start verifying your pass from 2.30 and allow inside.
7.    Perform Jal Abhishek on shiva linga and then sit in the hall residing opposite to Main gopuram. It will be good if you sit as straight to idol, so that it view is clear
8.    Abishekam will be performed first and then starts harathi with lots of damarukha sounds. It will be amazing to see and lures us to dance.
9.    After completion of harathi you can go for dharshan with in the premises.

 


About Shayan Arti - Omkareshwar - Must Attend

  • You must attend the Shayan Aarti at 9:30 PM in evening at Omkareshwar Jyotirling temple.
  • Shayan arati s held in the sanctum Sanctorum of Omkareshwar Jyotirling Temple.
  • There is a beautiful bed and a palna on which it is believed that lord Shiva sleeps at night.  
  • The shayan aarti is carried out with only instruments (Not vocal) and the prominent instrument played during aarti is Damru.
  • A chousar / Chopad (An ancient game played in india like chess ) is placed and it is believed that in the morning the settings of the game is found changed as lord.Shiva plays Chosar in the night.

 


12 Jyotirling List - India

1. Somnath Jyotirling in Somnath Distt. Junagarh (Gujarat).
2. Mallikarjuna Jyotirling in Srisailam Distt. Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)
3. Mahakal Jyotirling in Ujjain Distt. Ujjain (M.P.)
4. Mamleshwar Jyotirling in Omkareshwar Distt. Khandwa (MP)
5. Vaijnath/Vaidyanath Jyotirling in village Parli Distt. Parbhani (Maharashtra)
6. Bhimashankar Jyotirling in village Bhimashankar near Pune Distt. Bir (Maharashtra)
7. Rameshwar Jyotirling in Rameshwaram Island Distt. Ramanathpuram (Tamil Nadu)
8. Nageshwar Jyotirling in Nageshwar Distt. Dwarka (Gujarat)
9. Vishweshwar Jyotirling in Varanasi Distt. Varanasi (UP)
10. Triyambak Jyotirling in Nashik (Maharashtra)
11. Kedareshwar Jyotirling In Kedarnath (Uttara Khand)
12. Ghrushneshwar Jyotirling village verul near Ellora Distt. Aurangabad (Maharashtra )

 

How to Reach Mahakaleswar jyotirlinga and Omkareshwar

Mahakaaleshwar temple is located in Ujjain town of Madhya Pradesh. Ujjain is very well linked with Indore city and can be reached easily by road and train. Accessibility information is given below:

 

By Train: Ujjain falls in Western Railway Zone, and well connected to all major railway stations in India like, Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Indore, Jabalpur, Delhi, Banaras, Hyderabad, Jaipur. Direct train services are available to Bhopal, Indore, Pune, Malwa, Delhi and many other cities.

 

By Road: There are many buses ply between Ujjain to Indore (55km), Gwalior (450km), Ahmadabad (400km) and Bhopal (183 km).

 

By Air: Ujjain don’t have its own Airport, Ahilya-devi airport in Indore, is the nearer one which is about 60 km from city Ujjain, this airport has wide domestic & international air connectivity; there are frequent flights for national capital Delhi, Mumbai & other major cities of India.

 

 

Best time to visit Mahakaleswar jyotirlinga and Omkareshwar

Though one can visit this eternal place of Grand Lord Shiva, at any time throughout the year, as thousands of devotees comes here everyday, but during the festive time and that too in Grand-Night of Shiva called Maha-shivaratri, which comes during February to March, brings a lofty numbers of visitors from around the globe, and so this can be the best time to explore the real divine charm of the city.

 

 

Places to visit in Package

UJJAIN

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga

Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingams, which are supposed to be the most sacred abodes of Shiva. It is located in the ancient city of Ujjain in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The temple is situated on the side of the Rudra Sagar lake. The presiding deity, Shiva in the lingam form is believed to be Swayambhu, deriving currents of power (Shakti) from within itself as against the other images and lingams that are ritually established and invested with mantra-shakti.

 

Kal Bhairava

According to the Saivite culture, the veneration of the eight Bhairavas is an integral feature of the Hindu customs. The main among these Bhairavas is the Kal Bhairava, assumed to be constructed by the monarch Bhadresen, near the riverbanks of Shipra. This shrine has been cited in the Avanti Khanda of Skanda Purana.

                Kal Bhairava.jpg

 

OMKARESHWAR

Omkareshwar Temple

The temple of Omkareshwar is one of the most popular pilgrimage spots in India. Situated on Mandhata island (shaped like the holy “Om” sign), the temple is considered to be one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva. Omkareshwar temple is closely associated with Mammaleshwar temple, as both these temples are deemed as single form of Lord Shiva. The island, formed on the course way of river Narmada, is 20 km from Mortakka in Madhya Pradesh.

Legend has it, Ambarish and Mucchkund, the two sons of King Mandhata, practised austerities in this place and pleased the lord. They also performed various other religious sacrifices, which made Shiva to fulfil their wishes. The temple, which follows the Nagara style of architecture, can be reached via ferry from the riverbanks.

                Omkareshwar Temple.jpg

 

Kajal Rani Cave

The cave of Kajal Rani is located at a distance of 9 km from Omkareshwar and one of the main tourist attractions of this place. The Kajal Rani Cave offers a view of long and broad stretches of the surrounding undulating lands.

 

INDORE

Rajwada

Rajwada is the historical palace of the Holkars. It was built about two centuries ago and is located near the Chhatris in the main square. It is a seven storied structure, which serves as the living example of the grandeur of the Holkars. Rajwada stands in the centre of the city.

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Kanch Mandir

The Kanch Mandir, as the name suggests, is a temple which is entirely made up of glass and mirrors. It is also known as the Seth Hukamchand Temple, as it was built by the "Cotton King" Sir Hukamchand Seth in the early 20th century. It is primarily a Jain temple and is a wonder in glass.

 

Lal Baag Palace

Lal Baag Palace is one of the most spectacular buildings in Indore. It stands on the outskirts of the town, towards the southwest. It is a three storey building on the bank of the River Khan. The palace was built by Maharaja Shivaji Rao Holkar during 1886-1921.

                 Lal Baag Palace.jpg

 

 

 

Fair and Events in Ujjain

Ujjain Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela in Ujjain 2016, 22 April – 21 May 2016

Festive occasions and fairs are an important part of the lives of people in Ujjain. An ancient religious centre, Ujjain is famous for the Kumbh Mela, a month-long fair attended by thousands of Hindu devotees. Locally known as Sinhast,the fair is held every 12 years, beginning on the full moon in the month of Chaitra (March-April) when Jupiter is in Scorpio and the Sun is in Aries.

              Ujjain Kumbh Mela.jpg

 

Ujjain Ardha Kumbh (half Kumbh)

The Ardha Kumbh(half Kumbh) is held every six years. Legend has it that a kumbh (pot) containing nectar arose from the depths of the ocean because of a tug-of-war between the gods and the demons. The ocean was churned with the help of the snake Vasuki, and Mount Meru.

A fight broke out between the gods and the demons over the pot of nectar. In the ensuing conflict, drops of nectar fell on the places that are now Prayag(Allahabad), Nasik, Hardwar and Ujjain.

 

Ujjain Shivaratriis

The age-old festival of Shivaratriis dedicated to Shiva, the Destroyer in the Hindu Holy Trinity of Creator-Preserver-Destroyer. Devotees flock to the temples at dawn and make special offerings of berries and belpatra or leaves of the wood apple. The Shiva linga (Shiva’s symbolic phallus) is bathed with milk and honey and worshipped on Shivaratri.

 

Centre of Cultural Activities

Centre of Cultural Activities – Madhya Pradesh tourism also promotes other cultural activities held in Ujjain. The state is the centre of cultural activities and festivals such as the Malwa Utsav, a festival of folk and classical music, and the All IndiaKalidasa Festival. These festivals are held annually in Ujjain by the government of Madhya Pradesh. Dedicated to the 4th century poet Kalidasa, the Kalidasa Festival honours the creative talent of authors, poets and playwrights.

Moreover, the Theatre Academy of Madhya Pradesh also has its centre at Ujjain.

Mahakaal Ujjain Tour Package With Indore Bhopal: Hotels

Indore Hotels

Click here to book Hotel Pearl - best deals..

 

Package Inclusions:-

  • Package Starts from Indore & Terminates at Indore.

  • Site Seeings Included for Indore, Ujjain and Omkareshwar.

  • Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar hotels.

  • Meals: Daily buffet breakfast as per the itinerary.

  • Transport : Transfers / Sightseeing by air-conditioned Indigo for (1-3 adults) & air-conditioned Innova for (4-5 adults).

  • All currently applicable taxes i.e. Hotel tax & Transportation tax.

Mahakaleshwar jyotirlinga Tour Package with Omkareshwar - Itinerary

Ujjain Jyotirlinga Tour Package On reaching Indore, drive to hotel in Ujjain. Indore in the nearest airport for reaching Ujjain however nearest railway station is in Ujjain town itself. Relax for sometime in hotel and later proceed for temples visit. Here taxi vehicle is hardly used for sightseeing as most of the temples are close to each other and many approach lanes are narrow. Ujjain tourist attractions includes: Mahakaleshwar temple, Sandipani Ashram, Iskcon temple, Harsiddhi Temple, Ram Ghat, Shakti Peeth, Bade Ganesh Ka Mandir etc. Attending Bhasm arti of Mahakaleshwar temple is the prime attraction of Ujjain visit. This arti remains in demand so need to be booked in advance. Arti is offered in morning & evening hours at temple.

Overnight stay at hotel in Ujjain.

After breakfast, drive to Omkareshwar to visit another Jyotirlinga temple. Omkareshwar is another pilgrimage destination in Madhya Pradesh, Central India. It is 100kms from Indore, on the bank of holy Narmada river. Its name "Omkareshwar" is derived from hindu god Lord Shiva. Mamaleshwar temple in Omkareshwar is the actual jyotirlinga temple. It is also called Amareshwar Temple. Apart from visiting Omkareshwar temples, we can also do boatride in Narmada river.

Overnight at hotel in Omkareshwar.

After breakfast, drive to Indore city. It is largest city of Madhya Pradesh state and continuously developing as largest industrial city of Central India. Indore tourist attractions includes Chatri Bagh, Gomatgiri temple, Rajwada, Kanch Mandir, Lalbagh Palace etc. Here one can have variety of sweet dishes that are only available in Indore city.

After breakfast drive to railway station or airport for departure. Tour end

Mahakaleshwar jyotirlinga Tour Package with Omkareshwar - Rates & Dates

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