Amarkantak – The Origin Of Narmada
Amarkantak is a religious place situated at the meeting point of the Vindhya and the Satpura Ranges, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum in the Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh. This beautiful and peaceful religious place is located at a height of 1,000 meters.
In this sacred site from the Chhattisgarh border, there is a wonderful match of the Vindhya, Satpura, and Makad hills, they make a beautiful view, and once you come to this holy land, you will love this place your mind gets thrilled and wants to come to this place again and again.
Amarkantak is also famous for the name of Tirthraj. Amarkantak’s virtue and the holy land are also the sources of holy rivers like Son, Narmada, and Johila.
The origin of the religious and holy river like Narmada has happened with a kund of Amarkantak, which is called Koti Tirtha, whereas the origin of the Son Bhadra river is from the top of the mountain.
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The river Narmada flows from here in the west direction and the Son river flows towards the east side.
Narmada river also has religious significance in the Hindu religion, it is considered to be one of the most sacred rivers in the country. On this holy shrine, many great sages including Lord Shankar, Kapil, Vyas, and Bhrigu also had austerities over the years.
Amarkantak has a very beautiful, captivating, and inviting atmosphere and it attracts a lot of people coming here. It is not only Amarkantak’s religious importance but also its beauty for which people come here so far.
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Amarkantak’s major pilgrimage places:
This sacred pilgrimage site is a major tourist attraction in Amarkantak, Dhunki Water, Dakh Dhara, Jaleshwar Mahadev, Narmada’s origin, Narmada Temple, and Kund, Sonmuda, Bhrigu Kamandal, Mai ki Bagiya, Dudh Dhara, Kapil Dhara, Sarvodaya Jain Temple, etc.
1. Narmada origin | Narmada temple | Narmada River (Narmada Kund)
This is the main temple on the origin of Narmada in Amarkantak, where Narmada Ji originated from a dam in front of this temple. The crowd of lakhs of devotees excited for this temple.
There is also a temple of Lord Shiva with Mata Narmada temple. Where the devotees worship Shakti Swarupa Devi Narmada and worship Lord Shankar, it is believed that only the complete effect of coming into the temple of Lord Shiva is obtained only when the devotees leave from under the elephant made in this temple.
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Sonmunda is considered to be the starting point of the sacred river of India.
3. Bhrigu Kamandal
The ancient Kandalas always filled with water in this sacred shrine site are also worth seeing.
4. Dairy stream and panoramic view of Dudh Dhara
The river of the Narmada river falls as a breathtaking spring near the cave of Durvasa. The stream of waterfalls is so bright and clear that if the stream of milk is flowing, this is why it has been given the name of the milk stream because the water in it seems absolutely clean like milk.
The water falling like milk from the waterfalls looks very revealing, and there is also plenty of peace coming here.
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5. Beautiful view of Kapil Dhara:
Kapil Dhara’s view is very attractive and charming, along with it is one of Amarkantak’s famous waterfalls. It is said that here, Kapil Muni had years of penance.
There is a waterfall about 8 kilometers from the starting point of the river Narmada, which is known as Kapil Dhara. Here the waterfalls from a height of about 15 meters.
6. Mai ki Bagiya:
Amarkantak is very important on religious occasions, along with it also has many beautiful places for excursions. Like there is a beautiful garden here known as Mai ki Bagiya.
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7. Kabir Chabutra:
The great saint Kabir had spent many years in Amarkantak. It is also believed that on this holy land, great saint Kabir and Guru Nanak Dev had met, hence this is also a very important place in this regard.
In addition to 24 temples in this holy shrine, Dhuni Water, Bhrigu Kandal, and Pushkar Dam are also worth seeing.
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How to Reach Amarkantak Temple
Rail route: Pendra Road is the nearest railway station, at a distance of 42 km on the Katni-Bilaspur rail route.
Road: This shrine is connected to the Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh roads, buses also go directly from Bilaspur, Katni, Mandla, Seoni, Allahabad, Rewa, Shahdol, Raipur, and Jabalpur to go here.
Air service route: 228 km in Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur is the nearest airport from here, although it is 230 km from Chhattisgarh and Raipur Airport.
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