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#1 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 1.5 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Narmada Udgam Temple is a sacred place located in the pilgrimage town of Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh. Situated near the ancient temples of Kalachuri, it is one of the famous places to visit in Madhya Pradesh, and among the must-visit places as part of Amarkantak tour packages.
Narmada Udgam Temple or Narmada Kund is the place of origin of river Narmada. It is surrounded by 16 pristine stone temples and is considered to be a sacred place for Hindus. Narmada Temple, Lord Shiva temple, Karthikeya Temple, Sriram Janaki Temple, Annapurna Temple, Guru Gorakhnath Temple, Sri Suryanarayana Temple, and Bangeshwar Mahadev Temple are the prominent temples in this complex. There is no concrete evidence about the construction of the Narmada Mandir here, historical evidence shows that it was built by the Kalachuri dynasty around the 12th .....
#2 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 2 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, the Ancient Temples of the Kalachuri Period are situated just opposite to the Narmada Udgam Temple in Amarkantak. These temples are one of the prominent places of heritage in Central India, and among the best places to visit in Amarkantak.
The Ancient Temples of the Kalachuri Period were constructed under the supervision of Kalachuri Maharaja Karnadeva during the 11th century CE. They reflect the sheer brilliance of the Kalachuri architecture. Today the Kalachuri Temple complex is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the complex is very well maintained with manicured lawns and landscape gardening. The complex consists of six temples and a kund named Suraj Kund. Karna Temple, Keshava Narayan Temple, Machendranatha Temple, and Pataleshwar Temple were built by Kalachuris of Tripuris while the Panch Math and Johila Temple .....
#3 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 3 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Sonmuda is a scenic place located amidst the dense forests in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Yantra Mandir, it is one of the magnificent places to visit during your Amarkantak tour.
Situated at the very edge of Maikal Mountain, Sonmuda is the birthplace of Sone River or Sonbhadra River where two ponds named Sona (son of god Brahma), and Bhadra join together to form Sonbhadra and flows from here. A thin stream emerges from this pool and moves forward. Later on, this river takes the form of a waterfall of about 300 feet. According to Megasthanes and other Aryan writers, the river Sone gets its name from gold as the gold dust is found in the water of the Sone River.
Surrounded by tall trees and lush greenery, it is a natural tourist spot where you can spend some quality time with your family and friends. One can also get to see many temples around the Kund. There .....
#4 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 2 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple is a newly constructed temple in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the prominent religious places to visit in Amarkantak as part of the Amarkantak trip.
The construction of Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple started in the year 2006 under the guidance of Acharya Vidyasagar. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, the former Vice President of India, laid the foundation stone of the temple. The construction of this temple is a mega project with over INR 20 Crore being spent on constructing the temple. The project is still ongoing. The temple is being constructed without cement and iron instead they are using lime and preserved stones.
The temple is dedicated to Bhagawan Adinatha, the first Jain Tirthankara. The architectural style of the temple is familiar to the famous Akshardham temple in Gujarat and the whole area covers a huge 4 acres. The .....
#5 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 8 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Shri Amareshwar Temple is a Hindu temple located on the border of Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh State near Amarkantak. Situated near Jwaleshwar Temple, it is one of the holy places to visit near Amarkantak.
Situated between Pendra Road and Amarkantak, Amareshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The construction of the temple was started in 2009 and is still going on. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple house 11 feet high and 51-ton weight Shiva Lingam. It is said that the Shivalingam was brought here from Omkareshwar and Jalhari from Katni. The unique attraction of this place is that devotees have to climb stairs inside the temple to do Jalabhishekam for the gigantic Shivalinga. There is a big statue/idol of Nandi outside.
The temple houses replicas of all the 12 Jyotirlingas that are spread all over India. They are also making an individual temple dedicated to Nava Durgas on the first floor. The road from Amarkantak is going .....
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#6 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
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 .....
#7 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 6 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Kapil Dhara is a scenic waterfall located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Also called Kapil Waterfall, it is one of the beautiful Amarkantak tourist places.
Kapil Dhara Waterfall is formed by the holy Narmada River and is the first waterfall on the river Narmada. Kapila and Erandi rivers also join Narmada to form Kapildhara waterfall. Cascading down from a height of about 100 feet, the waterfall gets its name from the famous sage Kapil, who is believed to have meditated here for several years. Kapil muni is said to have received the divine light at this very place, according to the ancient scriptures. He had also written 'Sankhya Philosophy' an advanced treatise on mathematics in the Kapil Ashram.
Kapildhara is set amidst majestic mountains, dense forests, and low-lying hills. One needs to walk around 500 m from the parking area to see the falls. .....
#8 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 3 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Shri Yantra Mandir is a sacred temple located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the popular places to visit during the Amarkantak holiday packages.
The construction of the Shri Yantra Temple started in 1991 and is expected to be completed within seven-eight years. The construction work of this is done only in Guru Pushya Nakshatra. According to astrology, Guru Pushya is most auspicious for the formation of Nakshatra. The temple is being constructed by Mahamandaleshwar Atal Peethadheeshwar Swami Sukhdevanand. The construction has been done as per the architectural guidelines stipulated by the renowned sage Agasthya.
The temple itself is built as a 3D projection of the Sri Yantra / Sri Chakra which forms the core of the Sri Vidya worship in Hinduism. This branch worships the divine power of Goddess Tripura Sundari or the empress beauty of the three worlds. In essence, .....
#9 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 6 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Dudh Dhara or Doodh Dhara is another scenic waterfall located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the popular places to visit during the Amarkantak Tour.
Doodh Dhara Waterfall is formed by the holy Narmada River and is the 2nd waterfall on the river Narmada after Kapil Dhara Waterfall. It is a 10 ft high stream that is extremely white. This waterfall is descending from Kapil Dhara and is about 200 meters away from it. There are other popular beliefs behind this name. The sage Durvasa, known for his angry nature, did penance here. It is believed that being pleased with the penance of Sage Durvasa, Mother Narmada appeared to him and made him drink milk since then the river of Narmada got its name as Doodh Dhara.
Sage Durvasa also has a cave here, where he must have meditated. There is also a Shivling in this cave, on which water keeps falling continuously. Sage Durvasa used to consecrate Shiva every day with the Narmada .....
#10 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 9 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Shri Jwaleshwar Temple is a Hindu temple located on Shahdol Road near Amarkantak. It is one of the holy places to visit near Amarkantak.
Sri Jwaleshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to 'Vindhya Vaibhav' Lord Shiva himself established a Shivling here and also scattered crores of other Shivlings over Maikal Mountain. In the Puranas, this place has been called Maha Rudra Meru. There are only two 'Maha Rudra Meru' places- Varanasi and Amarkantak. Another piece of trivia is that Lord Shiva and Parvati lived here because of the resplendence of the place. Situated in the border area of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh state, the temple house a shiva lingam that is situated 2- 3 feet below the ground level, and is called Banalinga.
As per the legend, Banasur did penance to Lord Shiva and asked for a boon that his city should be divine and invincible. Except for Lord Shiva, no one else could come to this city. Similarly, .....
#11 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 4 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Kabir Chabutara is a sacred place located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Situated in the deep forest, it is one of the holiest Amarkantak places to visit.
Located a short distance away from the pilgrim town of Amarkantak, Kabir Chabutara is a holy place dedicated to Saint Kabir. The local people, the Panikas, consider Kabir Chabutara as one of the holiest places of the Kabirpanthis because Saint Kabir spent many years here in meditation and achieved spiritual powers. It is also the place where Saint Kabir and Guru Nanak, the first guru of Sikhism had met and discussed spiritual matters and introduced the way of better living for the humans.
Kabir Chabutra is a picturesque idyllic place amidst the valley of Sal forests in the part of Chhattisgarh on the highway going to Dindori via Amadob. The chabutra is a small water body, where every morning .....
#12 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 1 km from Dhuni Pani, and 4 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Bhrigu Kamandal is a small cave located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Dhuni Pani, it is one of the interesting places to visit in Amarkantak.
Bhrigu Kamandal is a small cave that is said to be the place where Maharishi Bhrigu had meditated. He is one of the legendary seven Saptarishis of the Hindu religion. There is a small Shivlingam inside the cave that devotees can come and pray to. There is a large cubical stone called Kamandal of Rishi Bhrigu. There is a hole in this rock in the shape of a kamandal, in which the devotees pour out water by putting their hands even the hot summer months and offer it to the revered Shivling nearby.
As per the locals, Bhrigu Rishi used to do penance at the place of Dhuni-Pani. It was difficult to burn fumes there during the rainy season. Then Bhrigu Rishi came to this place which is today called Bhrigu Kamandal, and a water crisis arose in front of him. .....
#13 of 13 Places to Visit in Amarkantak
At a distance of 4 km from Amarkantak Bus Stand, Dhuni Pani is a natural hot water spring located in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh. Positioned on the way to Bhrigu Mandal, it is one of the important tourist destinations in Amarkantak.
Dhuni Pani is situated in the middle of the thickly wooded forests of Amarkantak. This is a sacred hot water spring that has a holy ambiance. It is believed that the water of the spring has an elixir-like property by which it can heal people from fatal diseases. It is even regarded as the philosopher's stone. The people of Parikrama always come here during the circumambulation of Mother Narmada.
The place is surrounded by tall Sarai, mango, Jamun, and jackfruit trees from all sides. Here the natural natural beauty is present in its fullness. Dhuni-Pani is not only a place of religious asceticism but also a place full of natural beauty. It will definitely give pleasure to nature lovers to come here. It is a remote place in the dense forest, one has .....
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