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#5 of 22 Places To Visit in Coorg
omkareshwara temple
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SH 88 B, Madikeri, Stuart Hill, Coorg, Karnataka 571201, India
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All days of the week
5:00 AM - 3:50 PM
4:15 PM - 5:00 AM

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Omkareshwara Temple in Coorg is a Shiva temple built by King Lingarajendra II in the year 1820. It is said that the temple was constructed by the king to appease the soul of a Brahmin, whom he killed for political reasons. The soul of the Brahmin was then possessed by evil spirits in order to take revenge for the king's cruelty. To tame the evil spirit, Brahmarakshasa, the king brought a Shivalingam from the holy place of Kashi and installed it at the newly constructed temple. And, thus, this particular Shivalingam came to be known as Omkareshwara.

The architecture of the temple is an amalgamation of Islamic and Gothic style. In the centre of the structure, there is a dome and four turrets surround this dome. At the entrance of the temple, you will find a copper plate, which has the history of the temple inscribed on it. And before you enter the temple, you will find a beautiful pool with lots of fish in it, adding to the aura of natural beauty and serenity here.

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1 Omkareshwara Temple review
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Nov 17 2014
If you’re visiting Raja’s seat, may as well visit this famous Shiva temple too which is in the vicinity. The temple is shut from noon till 5 pm every day. I happened to drop in around 3 pm and had to wait around for it to reopen. The arch ...... read more