Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Hindu > Along The Narmada (Travel Guide)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Along The Narmada (Travel Guide)
Pages from the book
Along The Narmada (Travel Guide)
Look Inside the Book
Description
About The Book

Along the Narmada explores the many facets of this major west-flowing river that rises high up in Amarkantak, and meandering through the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, merges with the Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujrat. Along the way it thunders down the Dhuandhar Falls, near Jabalpur before it smoothly glides through the towering Marble Rocks, flows calmly past Hoshangabad, and washes the ghats of the two temple towns of Omkareshwar and Maheswar. Affectionately called 'Ma', the Narmada Pulsates with the life of the people living on its banks. In fact, it is the only river that has the tradition of a parikrama, or ritual circumambulation, along its entire length of 1,312 kms – the most arduous, believed to be the most meritorious, of all Hindu pilgrimages.

In Hindu mythology, Narmada, or the delightful one, is born of the sweat of Shiva. The mere sight of its waters is enough to grant Moksha to the believer.

This Travel Guide takes the reader through the major towns along the river, many of them well – known tourist destinations. It is also introduces the vast Narmada Valley –home to some of the oldest archaeological finds and with a rich and varied biodiversity, India's earliest dinosaur fossil, Rajasurus Narmadadensis, was also found here.

With over a hundred stunning photographs, this is a perfect companion, not just for the intrepid tourist but also the armchair traveller, to feel and experience the heartbeat of the Narmada.

Introduction

The Narmeda is not just a river; it is the life that is wrapped around it. 'You feel it the first time you scramble down the steps towards the ghat, edge towards the river and then slip your feet in a shot of deep cleanness , a cool that is rousing as it is calming' ('Sacred Shores of Narmada', Outlook Traveller). The river draws you to itself, it tempts you to draws you to itself you shed all your inhibitions and soak in its blueness.

Ma Rewa tharo paani nirmal khal khal behto jaye re Amarhant se nikli O Rewa Jan-jan rayo thari sewa Sewa se sab pawe mewa aso Ved- Puran Bataye re.

This song by the Indian rock band, Indian Ocean talks about the sacred waters of Narmada, affectionately called Ma. Originating at Amarkantak, this grand river has been revered by people for ages. The ancient Vedas and Puranas say that those who worship Narmada with a pure heart are freed from all worldly troubles.

'For people who live along these banks, the Narmada is the other magnet of Hinduism, a counterpoint to the Ganga' (Haritosh Singh Bal, Water Close Over Us). Fed by rain, it flow through terrain familiar to the great Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa, who wrote of 'Rewa's streams spread disheveled at Vindhya's rocky foothills, like ashen streets on an elephant's falnk' (Ram Gopal, Kalidasa:His Art and Culture). Of its fourteen other names, Rewa, the leaping one, is the best known, but for most of its courses, the river is just Narmada, the delightful one.

'Narmada is bewitching river, like a woman who is neither strikingly beautiful now outstandly personable, yet possess the maddening wile of booking a man hopelessly. The Narmada seemed to offer a lasting relationship based on warmth and affection.'

The main west-flowing river of the subcontinent, Narmada rise at Amarkantak, over 1,057m above sea level, and meanders through beautiful broad –leaved forests and fertile plains before merging with the Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujrat. Barely a mountain stream (1.8 m wide) after its inception at Narmada Udgain in Amarkantak, it eventually discharge a volume of water equivalent to the combined flow of the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej into the sea.

The river flows through a narrow gorge between the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges, serving as the geographical barrier between the northern plains and peninsular India, passing as it does right through the heart of India. Geogiclally, the Central Indian Plateu is part of the Gondwana Plate and through it running from west to east, are the rift valleys of the Tapti and Narmada. 'The Narmada is, of course, much older than the Ganga, formed when the latter was barely a twinkle in Lord Shiva's eye, from the meeting of Gondwana land with the Central Asian landness. The Convergence thrust up a rift valley in which the Narmada flows over some of the oldest rocks on earth. She is flanked on the north bank by the sandstone Vindhya and on the southern by the basalt Satpuras, making the river the geological barrier between the northern plains and the peninsular.

Contents

Introduction 4
Myths & Legends 16
Narmada Parikrama 24
Along The Narmada 33
Amarkantak 34
Bhedaghat 40
Jabalpur 47
Narsinghpur 52
Hoshangabad 53
Bhopal 58
Nemawar 60
Omkareshwar 61
Maheshwar 68
Indore 74
Mandu 76
Bharuch 80
The Narmada River Valley: Its Flora And Fauna 82
Practical Information 89
Phrase Book 96

Sample Pages





Along The Narmada (Travel Guide)

Item Code:
NAO878
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2015
ISBN:
9789380262826
Language:
English
Size:
9.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Pages:
96 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 160 gms
Price:
$20.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Along The Narmada (Travel Guide)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 99 times since 11th Jan, 2019
About The Book

Along the Narmada explores the many facets of this major west-flowing river that rises high up in Amarkantak, and meandering through the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, merges with the Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujrat. Along the way it thunders down the Dhuandhar Falls, near Jabalpur before it smoothly glides through the towering Marble Rocks, flows calmly past Hoshangabad, and washes the ghats of the two temple towns of Omkareshwar and Maheswar. Affectionately called 'Ma', the Narmada Pulsates with the life of the people living on its banks. In fact, it is the only river that has the tradition of a parikrama, or ritual circumambulation, along its entire length of 1,312 kms – the most arduous, believed to be the most meritorious, of all Hindu pilgrimages.

In Hindu mythology, Narmada, or the delightful one, is born of the sweat of Shiva. The mere sight of its waters is enough to grant Moksha to the believer.

This Travel Guide takes the reader through the major towns along the river, many of them well – known tourist destinations. It is also introduces the vast Narmada Valley –home to some of the oldest archaeological finds and with a rich and varied biodiversity, India's earliest dinosaur fossil, Rajasurus Narmadadensis, was also found here.

With over a hundred stunning photographs, this is a perfect companion, not just for the intrepid tourist but also the armchair traveller, to feel and experience the heartbeat of the Narmada.

Introduction

The Narmeda is not just a river; it is the life that is wrapped around it. 'You feel it the first time you scramble down the steps towards the ghat, edge towards the river and then slip your feet in a shot of deep cleanness , a cool that is rousing as it is calming' ('Sacred Shores of Narmada', Outlook Traveller). The river draws you to itself, it tempts you to draws you to itself you shed all your inhibitions and soak in its blueness.

Ma Rewa tharo paani nirmal khal khal behto jaye re Amarhant se nikli O Rewa Jan-jan rayo thari sewa Sewa se sab pawe mewa aso Ved- Puran Bataye re.

This song by the Indian rock band, Indian Ocean talks about the sacred waters of Narmada, affectionately called Ma. Originating at Amarkantak, this grand river has been revered by people for ages. The ancient Vedas and Puranas say that those who worship Narmada with a pure heart are freed from all worldly troubles.

'For people who live along these banks, the Narmada is the other magnet of Hinduism, a counterpoint to the Ganga' (Haritosh Singh Bal, Water Close Over Us). Fed by rain, it flow through terrain familiar to the great Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa, who wrote of 'Rewa's streams spread disheveled at Vindhya's rocky foothills, like ashen streets on an elephant's falnk' (Ram Gopal, Kalidasa:His Art and Culture). Of its fourteen other names, Rewa, the leaping one, is the best known, but for most of its courses, the river is just Narmada, the delightful one.

'Narmada is bewitching river, like a woman who is neither strikingly beautiful now outstandly personable, yet possess the maddening wile of booking a man hopelessly. The Narmada seemed to offer a lasting relationship based on warmth and affection.'

The main west-flowing river of the subcontinent, Narmada rise at Amarkantak, over 1,057m above sea level, and meanders through beautiful broad –leaved forests and fertile plains before merging with the Arabian Sea off the coast of Gujrat. Barely a mountain stream (1.8 m wide) after its inception at Narmada Udgain in Amarkantak, it eventually discharge a volume of water equivalent to the combined flow of the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej into the sea.

The river flows through a narrow gorge between the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges, serving as the geographical barrier between the northern plains and peninsular India, passing as it does right through the heart of India. Geogiclally, the Central Indian Plateu is part of the Gondwana Plate and through it running from west to east, are the rift valleys of the Tapti and Narmada. 'The Narmada is, of course, much older than the Ganga, formed when the latter was barely a twinkle in Lord Shiva's eye, from the meeting of Gondwana land with the Central Asian landness. The Convergence thrust up a rift valley in which the Narmada flows over some of the oldest rocks on earth. She is flanked on the north bank by the sandstone Vindhya and on the southern by the basalt Satpuras, making the river the geological barrier between the northern plains and the peninsular.

Contents

Introduction 4
Myths & Legends 16
Narmada Parikrama 24
Along The Narmada 33
Amarkantak 34
Bhedaghat 40
Jabalpur 47
Narsinghpur 52
Hoshangabad 53
Bhopal 58
Nemawar 60
Omkareshwar 61
Maheshwar 68
Indore 74
Mandu 76
Bharuch 80
The Narmada River Valley: Its Flora And Fauna 82
Practical Information 89
Phrase Book 96

Sample Pages





Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Along The Narmada (Travel Guide) (History | Books)

101 Pilgrimages
Item Code: IDJ296
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Writing Life – Three Gujarati Thinkers
by Tridip Suhrud
Hardcover (Edition: 2009)
Orient Blackswan
Item Code: IHL311
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Rivers of India
Item Code: NAE849
$85.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Living Every Moment - Pointers for Self-Realization (Swami Shashwat ji)
by Karina Bharucha
Paperback (Edition: 2016)
Zen Publications
Item Code: NAL926
$18.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Search for Ravana's Lanka (The Geography of Valmiki Ramayana)
by Sukanya Agashe
Paperback (Edition: 2014)
Popular Prakashan Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAJ512
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The History and Culture of the Indian People (Set of XI Volumes)
by R.C. Majumdar
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Item Code: NAJ001
$415.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Royal Rajputs (Strange Tales and Stranger Truths)
Item Code: IDK974
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Book of Ganesha
by Royina Grewal
Paperback (Edition: 2012)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: IDC975
$16.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Glimpses of Traditional Indian Life
Item Code: NAK203
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Wall Paintings of North and Central Gujarat (A Pictorial Journey)
by Pradip Zaveri
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
Niyogi Books
Item Code: NAJ996
$60.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Hindu Way of Life
by C.K Gariyali
Hardcover (Edition: 2013)
B.R. Publishing Corporation
Item Code: NAL135
$15.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Good to be back! Timeless classics available only here, indeed.
Allison, USA
I am so glad I came across your website! Oceans of Grace.
Aimee, USA
I got the book today, and I appreciate the excellent service. I am 82, and I am trying to learn Sanskrit till I can speak and write well in this superb language.
Dr. Sundararajan
Wonderful service and excellent items. Always sent safely and arrive in good order. Very happy with firm.
Dr. Janice, Australia
Thank you. I purchased some books from you in the past and was so pleased by the care with which they were packaged. It's good to find a bookseller who loves books.
Ginger, USA
नमास्कार परदेस में रहने वाले भारतीयों को अपनी सभ्यता व संकृति से जुड़े रहने का माध्यम प्रदान करने हेतु, मैं आपका अभिनंदन करती हूँ| धन्यवाद
Ankita, USA
Namaste, This painting was delivered a little while ago. The entire package was soaking wet inside and out. But because of the extra special care you took to protect it, the painting itself is not damaged. It is beautiful, and I am very happy to have it. But all is well now, and I am relieved. Thank you!
Janice, USA
I am writing to convey my gratitude in the service that you have provided me. We received the painting of the 10 gurus by Anup Gomay on the 2nd January 2019 and the painting was packaged very well. I am happy to say that the recipient of the gift was very very happy! The painting is truly stunning and spectacular in real life! Thank you once again for all your help that you provided.
Mrs. Prabha, United Kingdom
I am writing to relay my compliments of the excellent services provided by exoticindia. The books are in great condition! I was not expecting a speedy delivery. Will definitely return to order more books.
Dr. Jamuna, New Zealand
I just received my powder pink wool shawl. It is beautiful. I bought it to wear over my dress at my son's wedding this coming Spring & it will be perfect if it's chilly in the garden. The package came very promptly & I couldn't be more pleased.
Pamela, Canada
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India