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Things To Do In Amarkantak
Amarkantak in MP is important to the Hindus since it is here that three rivers have their origins. These are the holiest of the holy Narmada, Sone and Johila. Amarkantak is also at the meeting point of two great mountain ranges of India, the Satpura and the Vindhya. There are temples and places of natural beauty and there are several things to do in Amarkantak. These are discussed below.
Visit the Durga Dhara Waterfall
Visitors to this fine waterfall state that the drive to the spot is rough but well worth it since the water is clear and the place is not crowded. It is possible for a visitor to have the place all by himself to enjoy. The reason for this is probably that this waterfall is slightly away from the path and therefore difficult to reach. However, for those who do make the effort, the path goes through villages that are beautiful and untouched. Some visitors vouch that this fall is more beautiful than even the Kapildhara falls.
Shri Jwaleshwar Mahadev
This temple is dedicated to Shiva and is located about 10km from Amarkantak. There is a legend behind this temple which states that one of the three parts of Tripurasura, who was cut into three pieces by Shiva, fell near the Narmadakund and this turned into Shiva’s seat. There is a lingam in the temple which is called Jwaleshwar Mahadev.
Explore a Jain Temple
Shri Sarvodaya Digamber Jain Temple is a new temple which has been under construction for some time. Situated in Narmadakund, when the temple is ready, an idol of a Jain Tirthankara, Bhagawan Adinatha, made of ashtadhatu, will finally be housed inside the temple. It is worthwhile to visit this temple if only for the scenic surroundings and the peace you get here.
Roam the Amarkantak Garden
A beautifully laid out garden in Amarkantak. It is surely worth a visit especially when you are tired. It is a sight for sore eyes. There is greenery all around and flowers too when these are in season. A very well maintained garden indeed, for you to chill, sit, take photographs and just relax.
Sonakshi Shaktipeeth Temple
Sonakshi Shaktipeeth Temple really comes alive during Navratri festive season since it is believed that the goddess Sonakshi blesses her devotees during this season. Among the famous temples in MP, there are a hundred steps that will take you to the rim on the hillside from the temple. The hillside gives you an amazingly beautiful view of the Satpura ranges as well as the valley nearby. It is ideally located to admire the sunrise.
A very scenic spot in Amarkantak, especially if you love nature. This is the ideal place for photographers and nature lovers. The Sarovar is a peaceful place and all you will see are people strolling around and some people swimming in the lake.
Keshav Narayan Temple
The Keshav Narayan Chowk is located in the Patan Museum which is almost north side of Mul Chowk. Keshav Narayan Temple is located at the centre of the Keshav Narayan Chowk and hence its name. This temple is among the several temples that were built during the Kalachuri period. This particular temple is said to have been built by one of the Bhonsle rulers of Nagpur during the 18th century.