Siddhanath Temple


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Distance (From Omkareshwar Bus Station): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Located On Mandhata Island

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 1 km from Omkareshwar Temple, and 2 km from Omkareshwar Bus Station, Kedareshwar Temple is a revered Hindu shrine located on Mandhata Island in Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the most prominent shrines in Omkareshwar, and among the best places to visit during Omkareshwar Trip.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Siddhanath Temple is a 13th-century temple built in Brahminic and Indo Nagara architecture style. Situated on a plateau on the Mandhata island, the temple is architecturally one of the most visually stunning monuments in the whole of Omkareshwar and is a protected monument. The temple is the perfect example of ancient Indian ingenuity and architectural prowess. The temple was attacked by Mahmud of Ghazni but it still stands tall symbolizing its strength.

Siddhanath Temple is situated nearly at the end of the Omkareshwar Parikrama. It is supported by a huge podium whose 4 sides have been ornamented with figures and mural art paintings. The frescos of elephants are the main attraction of this temple, which is carved in stone 1.5m in height. The central shrine is accessible from four sides and exquisite carvings can be seen on the walls and pillars of the temple. Also, there is a cluster of Hindu and Jain temples, all remarkable for their skillful use of varied architectural modes.

Timings: 5 AM - 6 PM