In Madikeri / Coorg there is an ancient Omkareshwar temple dedicated to Lord Omkareshwara / Shiva which was built by Lingarajendra Wodeyar II in 1820. The Omkareshwar temple is built in Kerala, Gothic and Islamic styles of Architecture with red-tiled roof and domes.
There is a holy tank with lots of fishes, which is 60 feet in depth. There is a small path on the tank leading to a small Mantap situated in the middle of the tank. There are four minarets around the temple and a dome in the center.
Legend associated with the place:
King Lingarajendra once killed a Brahmin for his selfish political needs. The spirit of the Brahmin started pestering the king. On consulting learned people, he was advised to build a Shiva temple to get rid of Brahma Hatya Dosha. The king went to Kashi and bought a Shivalinga and built this temple.
Type of Place: Ancient Temple
Situated: Madikeri / Coorg – Karnataka
Transport: Well connected by road