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The Narmada

The Western Ghats , which runs along the Western coastline acts as a ‘water divide’ in Peninsular India. Most of these Peninsular rivers flow eastward and join the Bay of Bengal. Some rivers flow westward and join the Arabian sea.


The Narmada

The Narmada


(i) The Narmada has its source in the Amarkantak hills in Madhya Pradesh.

(ii) The river flows westward from the hills.

(iii) The Narmada flows through a deep gorge, near Jabalpur, called the ‘Marble rocks’.

Marble Rocks
(iv) The river cascades down as the ‘Dhuadhar falls’, during its course.

Dhuadhar Falls
(v) The Narmada has very short tributaries.

(vi) It forms a river basin, where it joins the Arabian sea.

(vii) The Narmada basin is spread over parts of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat

In sanctity, the Narmada,is considered only second to the Ganges among the rivers of India. Along its whole course are special places of pilgrimage, including Maheshwar in Madhya Pradesh.

The Narmada is closely associated with Lord Shiva. You can find naturally formed smooth stones called banas, along the banks of the river . these stones are known as Shivalingas. Some of these Shivalingas have rare and unique markings on them. They are regarded by shaivaites as very auspicious.

The Brihadeeswara Temple in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, constructed by Rajaraja Chola, has one of the biggest Bana Shivalingas.

Adi Shankara met his guru Govinda Bhagavatpada on the banks of river Narmada.

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