Mai Ki Bagiya, Amarkantak - Timings, History, Darshan, Pooja Timings

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Distance (From Amarkantak Bus Stand): 3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 3 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Mai ki Bagiya is a natural garden located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Also known as Mother's Garden, it is one of the best places to visit in Amarkantak for nature lovers.

Mai ki Bagiya is a natural grove of trees dedicated to the Goddess Narmada and covers the surrounding forests. The garden has mango trees, banana trees, and other fruit trees along with Gulbakavli, roses, and other flowering plants. The garden also has a small temple dedicated to Goddess Narmada and a pond known as Charanodak Kund. There is a belief that this place is the real origin of Narmada. The water stream that came out in Mai's garden has gone ahead and has come out in the present Narmada origin temple.

According to the folk tale prevalent among the villagers, Maa Narmada used to play at this place with her friend, a beautiful girl named Gulbakavali at her tender age. Mother Narmada used to choose flowers from this place for worship. The temple regularly attracts pilgrims and pilgrims that walk along the length of the Narmada river in an act known as Parikrama are known to spend a night here.

One can find a wide variety of medicinal herbs and Gulabkavali plants on the banks of holy Charanotdak Kund. Gulabkavali is an important medicinal plant as an Ayurvedic 'eyedrop' is prepared from the extract of the Gulbakavali flower.

Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM

Entry: Free