A Brief History of Sri Omkareshwara Temple in Madikeri

Sri Omkareshwara Temple in Madikeri, Karnataka, India

History of Sri Omkareshwara Temple

A legend is associated with this temple, built by Lingarajendra II in A.D. 1820. The king put to death a pious Brahmin who dared to protest against his misdeeds. The spirit of the dead man began to plague the king day and night. On the advice of wise men, the king built this temple and installed in it a Shivalinga procured from Kashi, and thus freed himself from the curse.

The Omkareshwara temple tank houses the common carp (Catla catla) introduced to keep the water free of organice matter and pollution.

Pooja Timings
Morning 6:30 am to 12 am
Evening 5 pm to 8 pm
Mahamangalarthi 12 am & 8 pm

Note: video camera, mobile, socks, and camera are not allowed inside the temple.