(Last Updated on : 25/03/2009)
The place of origin of Narmada River is an open pool known as Narmadakund. Around this kund there are several beautiful temples such as Narmada and Shiva temple, Kartikeya temple, Annapurna temple, Shri Ram Janki temple, Guru Gorakhnath temple, Sri Shuryanarayan temple, Vangeshwar Mahadev temple, Durga temple, Shiv Pariwar, Siddheswar Mahadev temple, Sri Radha Krishna temple, Eleven Rudra temple etc. The spot of River Narmada's origin is considered as a religious ground. Narmadakund is an open pond, lying at the starting point of the Narmada River. Various temples of particular Hindu God and Goddesses encircle this pond. The religious fervor of the tourists are easily satiated in this place.
Amarkantak is the starting point for Narmada and Son Rivers. Narmada runs towards west, while the Son flows eastwards. It is said that Lord Shiva gave matchless purifying powers to Narmada River. The countrymen believe that just a look at the holy river is enough to pardon their sins; thousands of foreigners also visit this place every year. It shows this river's pre-eminence over the Ganga River, in which you need to take a dip to purify yourself. It is said in the mythology that the Ganga takes a dip in the waters of the Narmada to get cleaner and purer once in every year.
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