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Amarkantak

Amarkantak,Madhya Pradesh

Amarkantak

Attractions

Kapil Dhara, is located 6 kms from Narmadakund temples and has a wonderful and glorious waterfall. One can just for hours enjoying the splendid atmosphere, especially the evenings. A sanctuary for peace lovers, it is believed that the great sage Kapil Muni, had mediated in Kapil dhara.

On the banks on the Narmada River, there is a famous ashram, where pilgrims can worship the footprints of Lord Kapileshwar Shiva and sage Kapil Muni. Narmada River is joined by Kapila and Erandi streams to form this Kapil Waterfall.

Narmada jund and temples

At the place of origin of Narmada River there is an open pool known as Narmadakund. Around this kund there are number of temples such as Narmada and Shiva temple, Kartikey temple, Shri Ram Janki temple, Annapurna 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. This place covers around 6 acres of land and comprises over 23 statues of various deities. In the central position, there is an eleven corner kund, which is around 500 ft long. This eleven cornered kund is also known as Narmada Udgam or Bisha Yantram.

Mai ki Bagiya (Goddess garden)

A grove of trees in dense forests situated at a distance of one km from Narmadakund is named "Mai ki Bagiya" in honour of the goddess Narmada. In this natural garden there are Mango, Banana and other fruit trees along with Gulbakavli, roses and other flower plants.

Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple

The world's biggest ashtadathu Jain idol of Bhagawan Adinath. The new temple is being built at Amarkantak is similar to the Aksharadham temple of Gujarat. The temple is designed and constructed by more than 300 artists since 2 years under the guidance of Sri C.B.Somapura, the Chief architect of the Aksharadham temple. The ashtadathu idol of Bhagawan Adinatha measuring about 24 ft (7.3 m) in height and weighing 28,000 kilograms will be installed on the Kamala Simhasan made of ashtadathu weighing around 24,000 kilograms. The foundations of the temple are being worked out with the advanced engineering skills so that the temple survives for centuries to come. The temple measuring around 144 feet (44 m) height, 424 feet (129 m) length and 111 feet (34 m) width will be constructed here.

Sonakshi Shaktipeeth temple

Sonakshi Shaktipeeth Temple is highly worshipped during the festive eve of Navratri, as it is believed that Goddess Sonakshi blesses everyone coming during this festival. This temple is located amidst the Amarkantak plateau and gives a beautiful view of Son River and the nearby kund.

There are around 100 steps from this temple that lead the travellers to the rim of the hillside. This hillside is famous for the scenic beauty of the Satpura hill ranges and the corresponding valley. Tourists also visit this temple complex to see the sunrise at the sunrise point

 

 

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Amarkantak,Madhya Pradesh

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Amarkantak is a pilgrim town and a Nagar Panchayat in Anuppur district. Also called "Teerthraj" (the king of pilgrimages), Amarkantak region is a unique natural heritagearea and is the meeting point of the Vindhyas and the Satpuras 


                          			  
                          

  
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