Attracting pilgrims from across the world, Omkareshwar is a holy site perched on the beautiful Mandhata hill on the banks of the river Narmada. It is one of twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Omkareshwar is a beautiful island fashioned in the form of the most sacred Hindu symbol, 'Om'. The island has two temple, one is dedicated to Omkareshwar and the other one to Amareshwar. According to the legend the Vindhya mountain offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Omkareshwar and the prayers got answered. The other legend associated with this holy place goes that upon the request of the heavenly deities, the Shivalinga split into two, one half being Omkareshwar and the other Amareshwar. There are several Hindu and Jain temples located in Omkareshwar.