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River Sona (शोण)

Devi Sona at Narmada Shakti Peetha:

Devi Narmada Sonemuda, Amarkantaka, Madhya Pradesh Puranic Event:
Devi's Nitamba (Buttocks) fell at Narmada where She is known as Sona and the Bhairava is called Bhadrasena.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Narmada Shakti Peetha is identified with the Sonemuda (the origin of river Sone) at Amarkantaka in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh. The origin of river Narmada is also at Amarkantaka which is also considered as the Shakti Peetha. This place provides an excellent view of sunrise and also the Satpura mountain ranges.


River Sona from Valmiki Ramayana:

Sri Rama with Vishwamitra Valmiki Ramayana (Bala Kanda 31): Sri Rama camping on the bank of river Sona while going to Mithila with sage Vishwamitra: Sri Rama camped at the bank of river Sona while travelling with Vishwamitra (and other sages) towards Mithila (from Siddhashrama). After taking bath in the river, they kindled the ritual fire in the evening and offered oblations to the gods.

Valmiki Ramayana (Bala Kanda 32): Sri Rama hearing the story of Girivraja from sage Vishwamitra on the bank of river Sona: Sri Rama heard the story of Girivraja (land of king Vasu) on the bank of river Sona (Magadhi) which is encircled by five principal mountains.

Valmiki Ramayana (Bala Kanda 34): Sri Rama hearing about the lineage of sage Vishwamitra on the bank of river Sona: Sri Rama heard about the lineage of Vishwamitra (from Gadhi) and about his virtuous sister Satyavati who flowed down as river Kaushiki from the himalayas for the welfare of the world.



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