Siddhanath Temple is located near Omkar Mandhata Temple.
This 13th-century temple is a stunning piece of architecture that has stood the test of time. Despite being attacked by Mahmud of Ghazni, it still stands tall and strong, representing the strength of ancient Indian architecture. The temple is built in Brahminic and Indo Nagara architectural styles, and the detailed carvings on the pillars and walls are a testament to its spiritual and architectural value.
And let’s not forget about the elephants! The frescos of elephants, carved in stone and standing at 1.5 meters in height, are the main attraction of the temple. Plus, there’s a cluster of Hindu and Jain temples, all showcasing their skillful use of varied architectural modes.
So, if you’re planning a trip to Omkareshwar, the Siddhanath Temple should definitely be on your list of places to visit. And the best part? Entry is completely free! Just make sure to follow Hindu temple customs, like removing your footwear outside the temple and wearing modest clothing.
And if you’re wondering how to get there, you can either take a ferry from the Omkareshwar Ferry Terminal or rent a car/taxi.