A holy shrine where large number of devotees often frequents, Mamaleshwar temple in Omkareshwar needs special rendering. A lovely temple with attractive stone works and carved pillars, Mamaleshwar temple inspires the devotees with its absolute serenity. Dedicated to lord Shiva, the sanctum of the temple is adorned with a pretty Shiva Lingam made up of sand. Like all other Mahadev temples, the Nandi Bull guards the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.
Greatness of Mamaleshwar temple is described in the Shiva Purana and it is believed that the deity in this temple and one that found in the Mandhata temple is one and same. This temple holds the equal importance similar to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi
. Devoutness and holiness of the temple is attributed much by the presence of the river that surrounds it. Before entering in the temple the devotees have to take a dip in the river.
Another interesting allure in the temple is that the temple premises is full of monkeys, which seldom attack the devotees. During the Maha Shivaratri celebrations, the precincts of the temple are filled with Shiva devotees who celebrate the night with much frolic and fervor.