About Narmada Udgam Temple, Amarkantak
Narmada Udgam Temple in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh is the origin of the sacred Narmada River. At this spot, there is a temple complex comprising several shrines. The temple was first built in the 12th century CE. In later years it was renovated by Devi Ahilyabai Holkar. Amarkantak is the meeting point of three mountain ranges – Vindhya, Saputara, and Maikal ranges. The surrounding forests are a source of a great variety of medicinal plants.
Three Rivers originate from here
Not only the Narmada, but two other rivers – the Son River and Johila River also emerge from here. This is a place where Kabir Das Ji Meditated. Amarkantak is known as the king of pilgrimages – Teerth Raja. There are shrines dedicated to Kartik Swamy, Shri Ram- Janki Mata, Annapurna Devi, Surya Narayan, Guru Gorakhnath, and more.
Narmada Udgam Temple Timings
06:00 AM to 07:30 PM
How to reach Amarkantak
The nearest railway station is Pendra Road, 32 km from the temple
Jabalpur Railway Station is 228 km from the temple.
The nearest airport is Jabalpur Airport, 230 km from the temple.
Nearby places to visit
Kalachuri Ancient Temples
Kapil Dhara Falls
Mai ki Bagiya
Digambar Jain Temples
Accommodation in Amarkantak
There are a number of Dharamshalas, hotels, and guest houses in Amarkantak to choose from. Some of them are –
Sarvodaya Jain Dharamshala
MPT Holiday Homes
Distances from Amarkantak
Kanha National Park – 159 km
Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve – 188 km
Jabalpur – 228 km
Chitrakoot – 382 km
Ujjain -740 km
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