Wednesday, 11 November 2015


#Narmada Parikrama

An Introduction

The river Narmada is counted as one of the seven holiest rivers in Hinduism. Hence, Narmada Parikrama is one of the most religious things a Hindu can do. The importance of Narmada River can be estimated from the fact that the pilgrims perform a holy circumambulation of the river. Many Sadhus and pilgrims walk on foot from the Arabian Sea at Bharuch in Gujarat.

As you visit to the Narmada River, you may come across Sadhus performing the sacred act. During the journey, you will come across various small temples, ashrams and holy bathing sites. The 13 nights and 14 days journey will take you on a whirlwind tour of two different states- Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Some popular holy sites that you will visit during the journey include Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain, Maheshwar, Amarkantak and Narmada Udgam among others. Also, there are various popular types of Parikramas, please click here to know more.

Why do a Narmada Parikrama?

The ancient Hindu knew that walking around sources of positive energy would charge one with the same positive energy. So they devised the system of doing a Parikrama - walking around in a clockwise circle of maa Narmada. 

As it is rightly said "Ganga Snan, Yamuna Pan, Tapi Smaaran and Reva Darshan" is the way to attain 'Moksha'. 

Narmada Parikrama is one of the oldest tradition - almost 7000 years back Markandeya Rishi performed Narmada Parikrama. You will perhaps not believe that Markandeya Rishi performed Great Prakrima of Narmada mother. Parikrama is also referred to as Pradakshina. NarmadeHar! Narmade Har! NarmadeHar! Narmade Har !

About Ma Narmada

Narmada Har. Narmada is the daughter of Har or Shiva Her name is Narmada. Narmada was born out of Shiv’s sweat, she is Shivsutaa and Jatashankari,; she is Mekalsuta – the daughter of Mount Mekal where Amarkantak is situated, and she is Reva, the ever playful. She is believed to be the first river to manifest in this creation. She is immortal; the immortal sage Markandeya explains to Yudhishthir in Narmada Purana how he had seen Narmada survive various kalps – creations. One name of Narmada is ‘immortal’ : Na-mruta tena narmada. Narmada is seventh largest river in the Indian subcontinent . It forms the traditional boundary between North and South India .The source of the Narmada is Amarkantak and flows over 1,312 km through the Gulf of combay (Khambat) into the Arabian Sea India’s best hardwood forests are found in the Narmada River basin. 

The Tribes of Narmada Valley are the Bhil Tribes. Gonds and Baigas are the most significant tribes in the Mandla AREA. The Narmada Valley is layered block of the Earth's that dropped down relative to the blocks on either side due to ancient spreading of the Earth's crust. Two normal faults, known as the Narmada North fault and Narmada South fault, crust parallel to the river's course, and mark the boundary between the Narmada block and the Vindhya and Satpura blocks or Horsts which rose relative to the Narmada. The Chadoggya Upanishad (1.1.2). says that essence of all beings, is earth, and the essence of the earth is, water. Rivers are an important part of water cosmology. They are worshiped as mother goddesses. Many rivers have been mentioned and worshiped in Rigveda (nadi stuti verse 5 and 6) carrying perennial waters. River banks have always been the cradles of civilization. Like any mother, a river too gives birth to civilization and nourishes it.

Mother Narmada is a spiritual and Wealth Heritage.

More than one-half of the world's major rivers are being seriously depleted and polluted, degrading and poisoning the surrounding ecosystems, thus threatening the health and livelihood of people who depend upon them for irrigation, drinking and industrial water. Lord Krishna says in Geeta every one has the duty to respect the right. Environment friendly life is the duty of the time. Garbage segregation answer to a neat and beautiful nation. Give our children a clean world .they have the right for it. To keep Narmada clean is easy to clean a polluted River is difficult.
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