Omkareshwara Temple, Kodagu
Omkareshwara temple, Madikeri, Kodagu, Western Ghats, Lingarajendra, Brahmarakshasa, Panchaloha
Omkareshwara temple, Madikeri, Kodagu, Western Ghats, Lingarajendra, Brahmarakshasa, Panchaloha
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Omkareshwara Temple, Kodagu

The Omkareshwara Temple is located very near to the heart of the Madikeri. Madikeri is situated in the beautiful Kodagu district in the Western Ghats. The Omkareshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Omkareshwara temple was built by Lingarajendra in the year 1820. The temple architecture is combined with Islamic and Gothic style of architecture. There is a tank in front of the temple and a footpath leading to a small "Mantap".

As per the legend, King Lingarajendra killed a sincere and religious Brahmin to fulfill his political goals. After death, the Brahmin turned into a "Brahmarakshasa" and started disturbing the king. The king got rid of the Brahmarakshasa only when he brought a Shivalinga from Kashi and installed it after constructing a temple. The Shivalinga was named as "Omkareshwara" and rituals were performed regularly.

The bars of the windows of the temple were made of "Panchaloha" and an alphabet "lim" has been placed in between the bars.

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