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Story of Mamleshwar – Omkareshwar

Omkareshwar is one of the 12 Jyothirlinga Temples dedicated to Shiva at Mandhata or ShivapuriIsland on NarmadaRiver in Madhya Pradesh. There is an equally important temple near Omkareshwar. The two temples are together known as Omkaramamaleswaram in the famous Jyothirlinga Stotram. Two Jyothirlingas are worshipped here – Omkareswara Linga and Mamaleswara (also known as Amaleswara) Linga.
Legend has it that Shiva agreed to stay on MandhataIsland as he gave a boon to king Mandhata. Shiva decided to be present there as Omkareshwar Jyothirlinga.
It is believed that Shiva, who is present in past, present and future, realized that devotees who will come to Omkareshwar will be polluted due to desires and fear. They will not be able to attain moksha. So he decided so reside as Amaleswara on the southern bank of NarmadaRiver. Amaleswara means remover of blemish and impurity.
Devotees should first visit Amaleswara and then proceed to Omkareshwar. As Amaleshwara Shiva removes the ignorance and …

Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal Teachings

Every moment of our life is very, very precious. Time passes very quickly. Do not waste even a single second of your life.
We have the ability to learn. Materials for knowledge are available to us. Teachers are available for teaching us. Yet man willingly prefers to live in darkness of ignorance. Within man exists an ocean of bliss. Yet he willingly prefers to live a life full of misery, pain and suffering. This is the tragedy of human life.
Seek to correct your bad habits. Regulate your life on pure, healthy lines, physical, mental and spiritual. Lead a pure and virtuous life. Only then can you experience true lasting peace and bliss.
Dharma is the cause of happiness. If today we do not have the mental peace and happiness of our ancestors, it is due to our gross neglect of dharma. When the practice of dharma declined, suffering began.
Jagadguru Sri Chandrashekhara Bharati Mahaswamigal – the 34th pontiff of Sringeri Sharada Peetam.