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About Omkareshwara Temple

Built in the 19th century, the Omkareshwara Temple in Coorg is a popular tourist spot, and this can be credited to the historical anecdotes associated with it. King Lingarajendra II erected this place of worship in 1820 primarily to get rid of the spirit of a Brahmin, who turned into a 'Bhramraksha' after being wrongfully killed by the king. It is believed that the linga at the temple has been brought all the way from Kashi and the spirit of the Brahmin stopped haunting the king as soon as it was placed at the spot he was killed. An unusual combination of Muslim architecture with Gothic architectural elements to it, the temple, has a large dome and minarets, and the Linga is placed right in the middle of a corridor. Right opposite the temple is a pond with fish that can be fed by visitors and is of high interest, especially among children.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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