Omkareshwar and Maheswar Travel brings two towns, disparate in sights and sounds, but similar in spirit, in one comprehensive guidebook. Despite their dissimilarties, they are strung together by the holy river Narmada.
Omkareshwar, is the sacred home of one of the twelve jyotirlingas, or 'lingas of light that is enshrined in the Omkar Mandhana Temple in the Island on the Narmada, the island on the Narmada, the island that is in the shape of the holy Hindu syllable, Om.
In more recent times the ancient town of Maheshwar, Mahismati of the Puranas, served as the capital of the Holkar under Ahilya Bai Holkar. The Maheshwar of today is known for its magnificient fort and temples and a famed weaving tradition, another legacy of the noble queen, revived in recent years.
This highly visual guidebook, with over 100 especially –commissioned photographs, maps and an up –to –date Practical Information section, is a perfect companion for not only the intrepid tourist, but also the armchair traveller.
An invaluable companion for the intrepid tourist and the armchair travellor – it brings Omkareshwar and Maheshwar into your living room!
Detailed history of Omkareshwar and Maheshwar
Explores the numerous myths and legends associated with these two holy towns on the banks of the Narmada
Detailed description of major temples and monuments in both towns, including the Omkar Mandhata Temple –one of the Twelve jyotirlingas.
Well –researched sections on Maheswar Fort, Ahilya Bai Halkar and Maheshwari weaving Includes chapters on Indore and the fort city of Mandu.
Up –to –Date Practical Information section.
Over 100 stunning photographs.
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