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- OMKARESWAR JYOTIRLINGA
this holy place became highly congenial for meditation. In the caves
of this great hill many maharshis did penance and made this into
their permanent abode. The eminent Acharya Govinda Bhagavatpad lived
here and produced a world renowned profounder of monist philosophy.
Moreover, Mandhata's penance here gave the hill its present name.
There lies an asram here called Mandhata asram. It is said that the
river Narmada after branching out into two, so formed into a shape
resembling OM, and as it enshrines the Sivalinga in a temple on its
bank and so the Lord is called Omkareswar.