Omkareshwara Temple


13.9/5(78 Ratings)

Omkareshwara Temple Overview

Ranked 10 of 42 sightseeing in Coorg

Omkareshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva that was built by Linga Rajendra II in 1820. With central dome and four turrets at the corners, this temple reflects the Muhammadan style of architecture. According to the local belief, the king killed a Brahmin in order to fulfil his political ambitions. After the death of the Brahmin, the king built this temple to appease his spirit.

However, the Brahmin became a ‘Brahmarakshasa’ and kept bothering the king until he installed a ‘Shivalinga’ in the temple, brought from Kashi. This Shivalinga is named as ‘Omkareshwara’ and is worshipped by people. The architecture of the temple reflects both Hindu as well as Islamic style. Windows of the temple have bars that are made of ‘Panchaloha’ and an alphabet ‘lim’ has been placed between two consecutive bars.  

Near the entrance of the temple, there is a Linga installed, similar to that of the Muslim Dargah. The history of the temple is inscribed on a copper plate, which has been fixed at the entrance door frame. Furthermore, the temple also features a water tank, which has tons of fresh water fishes in it. In the middle of the tank there is a ‘mantapa’, which is connected by a causeway.

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Omkareshwara Temple

Anandh Karunakaran
6th Jan 18

My visit to Omkareshwara temple

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Omkareshwara Temple

13th Jan 18

Locally famous Lord Shiva temple. A must visit

Locally famous Lord Shiva temple. A must visit  Video Review

Omkareshwara Temple

Avinash Tomer
29th Nov 17

Popular temple of Lord Shiva

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Omkareshwara Temple

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27th Nov 17

Omkareshwara Temple

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Lalit kumar Bagaria
9th Aug 16

Omkareshwara Temple

Omkareshwara Temple  Video Review

Omkareshwara Temple

Lalit kumar Bagaria
9th Aug 16

Experience peace at Omkareshwar Temple

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13th Aug 16

What travellers are saying about Omkareshwara Temple

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  • Excellent 13
  • Good 8
  • Very Good 8
  • Below Average 2
  • Average 2
  • Terrible 1
  • Poor 1
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -6:00 PM
7:00 AM -6:00 PM
7:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Arun Mishra

Arun Mishra3.6/5

6 reviews

Good place

Good place to see, you will fee good to see this Temple and you can invest your 1-4 hrs day time here.Kids and old age guys must carefully walk on the stairs. Other then that you will to see other temple part.

Lalit kumar Bagaria

Lalit kumar Bagaria2.1/5

22 reviews

A temple of faith

A Temple with huge tank with playful ducks and wide road through out its perimeter is its unique point. Deities in main temple are of granite. The whole complex is neat and clean having good view.

Ajith G a

Ajith G a5.0/5

143 reviews

Very calm and spacious temple

This temple is located in the heart of the city. There is also a small pond near the main entrance. The temple provides a sense of calmness and divinity.

Bala Murugan

Bala Murugan4.3/5

4 reviews

A very nice temple

Big but clean temple in the middle of city. This temple has a very unique architecture, and a great history. The pond in the front has fishes and ducks, and my kids loved playing there. Good for a short visit. Preferable to do this in the morning, before the day heats up.

Harsha Anjanappa

Harsha Anjanappa5.0/5

57 reviews

Historic Shiva Temple !!!

This temple depicts the architecture of MUGHAL. It's very unique temple in nature. It's peaceful and calm place located in the middle of Madikeri city, well maintained. It will surely give you the pleasure of your mind or whatever it is that you are looking for.Must visit!
  • Historic Shiva Temple !!!
  • Historic Shiva Temple !!!
  • Historic Shiva Temple !!!

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran2.9/5

225 reviews

One of the old temple located in Madikeri

Omkareshwara is one of the old temple located in Madikeri. You can visit this place during morning time and get blessed from GOD OMKARESHWAR. Not much attractions in this place.
  • One of the old temple located in Madikeri
  • One of the old temple located in Madikeri

Parthasarathi Srinivasachar

Parthasarathi Srinivasachar4.3/5

26 reviews

Beautiful Temple

One can visit and have darshan of god Omkareshwar. It is within the city and won't consume much time. Better to visit during morning or evening as the weather will be pleasant. Not supposed to wear shoes/chappals. One who believes in god can visit the place and have darshan.

Ratnakar reddy Vallem

Ratnakar reddy Vallem3.6/5

44 reviews

Beautiful and serene temple

Located in the city just 10 to 15 mins by vehicle from the Raja Seat and Le Coorg Hotel. Really the view with the pond in front is really cool with divine touch and peaceful atmosphere around. Very cool ambiance and is very well maintained and serene place. We went in the evening it's worth to visit.

Vinod Koli

Vinod Koli4.3/5

58 reviews

Holy place in Coorg

Omkareshwara Temple is one of the oldest temple in Karnataka.One can't miss the visit of Lord Shiva here. It's a very peaceful place in Coorg. It is in the centre of the city. You will see a small lake in front of the temple. There are good amount of restaurants near the temple as well.

Manikandan M s

Manikandan M s4.3/5

6 reviews

Good temple

This holy place is located at the center of town and is at a walk able distance. It has a peaceful environment and a devotional atmosphere. The pond in front of the temple has some big fishes to watch. In overall a serene and holy visit.

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