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Amarkantak

Devi Narmada Narmada Mandir and Kund, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Sonemuda, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Mai ki Bagiya, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Kapildhara, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Jwaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Kabir Chabutra, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Bhrigukamandal, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Dudhdhara, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya Pradesh Markandeya Ashram, Amarkantak, Anuppur district, Madhya PradeshMeditation: I meditate on the source of the holy river Narmada at Amarkantak which is a Shakti Peetha.

Amarkantak: Amarkantak is the source of rivers Narmada and Son. It is situated in the Maikal mountains which links the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges. Amarkantak has a Shakti Peetha in the source of river Narmada and Son.

Narmada Shakti Peetha: The source of Narmada is a Shakti Peetha identified with the Narmada Shakti Peetha mentioned in the Peetha Nirnaya Tantra.

Places to see:
- Narmada Mandir and Kund: At the source of river Narmada lies the holy Narmada kund. Around this kund are several temples like Narmada Mandir, Shiva temple, Annapoorna temple, Durga temple, Rama temple, Radha Krishna temple, Suryanarayan temple etc.

- Sonemuda: Sonemuda is the place of origin of the river Son. It is around 1.5 km from the Narmada kund.

- Mai ki Bagiya: The Mai ki Bagiya or the garden of the mother lies around 1 km from Narmada kund, within a densely forested area. It is believed that Devi Narmada used to pluck flowers in this garden.

- Kapildhara: At a distance of around 8 km from the origin of river Narmada, the river falls at a height of 100 feet creating a waterfall known as Kapildhara. It is believed that Rishi Kapila used to meditate here.

- Jwaleshwar Mahadev Temple: Around 8 km from Amarkantak is the origin of river Johila (or Johilla). There is a Shiva temple deep within the forest known as Jwaleshwar Mahadev Temple.

- Kabir Chabutra: At the meeting point of three districts - Anuppur of Madhya Pradesh, Dindori of Madhya Pradesh and Bilaspur of Chhattisgarh is a place known as Kabir Chabutra (Platform). It is believed that Sant Kabir used to meditate here. There is a waterfall nearby known as Kabir waterfall.

- Bhrigukamandal: Around 3 km from Amarkantak is a place within a forest known as Bhrigukamandal. It is believed that Rishi Bhrigu used to meditate here.

- Dudhdhara: Around 1 km from Amarkantak is a waterfall on river Narmada known as Dudhdhara.

- Shambudhara and Durgadhara: Deep within the forest near Amarkantak are two waterfalls known as Shambhudhara and Durgadhara.

- Markandeya Ashram:

• Amarkantak is located in the Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh.


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