Omkareshwar temple

About Omkareshwar temple

Omkareshwar Temple is a revered shrine situated at Ukhimath, in the Rudraprayag district of Uttarakhand. Located at an elevation of 1,300 meters, the temple serves as the winter abode for the deity of Kedarnath Shrine. In the winter season (November-April), when Kedarnath temple is covered with snow, the deity is brought down to Omkareshwar temple and worshiped there.

In UkhimathOn Gopeshwar road about 2km from Ukhimath taxi stand
1 hr

Omkareshwar temple in Ukhimath

The deity from Madmaheshwar temple – one of the Panch Kedar – is also brought down to this temple and worshipped during the winters.

Mythology of Onkareshwar Temple

According to Hindu scriptures, it is believed that the auspicious marriage of Usha (daughter of Vanasur) and Anirudh (grandson of Lord Krishna) was arranged in this temple. Another legend pertaining to the temple is that of Mandhata, an emperor and (ancestor of Lord Ram) who left all worldly pleasures and performed penance for 12 years by standing on one leg. At the end of his penance, Lord Shiva appeared to him in the form of Omkar (sound of Om) and blessed him. Since then, the temple is known as Omkareshwar temple.

Location of Omkareshwar temple

Omkareshwar temple is located in In Ukhimath ( On Gopeshwar road about 2km from Ukhimath taxi stand).

Location & How to Reach Omkareshwar temple

Omkareshwar temple is situated in lower side of Ukhimath town, on the Gopeshwar-Mandal road. It is located 2kms form the Ukhimath taxi stand. GMVN Ukhimath is located near the temple. Rishikesh is the nearest railway station – 175 kms away from Ukhimath, while Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the closest airport at a distance of 195 kms from Ukhimath.

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What is Omkareshwar temple famous for?

Omkareshwar temple is popular place for following activities/ interests - Pilgrimage, Religious, Shiva Temples, Temples.

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