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No matter whether you are young or old, many people seek out a spiritual journey in this frenetic age of technology, hectic schedules and the daily rush of life. Embarking on a spiritual journey can lead to a sense of calm and peace and even give us the mental resources to cope with life once we get back home. Seeking a spiritual adventure can arise from experiencing a big change in your life, from losing someone close to you, or even just feeling lost about where you are going next. If you are looking for a deeper meaning on your travels, then read on. Today we’re going to take a look at one spiritual journey in particular, and that is travelling to Narmada Parikrama in India.
What Is Narmada Parikrama?
Narmada Parikrama is a circular spiritual journey around the Narmada River in India. The holy Narmada is a river that is highly worshipped, and Parikrama translates as going around a river in a clockwise motion and never crossing it. Undertaking Narmada Parikrama can take two/three months to walk. So it is certainly a mission that you have to be serious about undertaking. If you would rather still visit this spiritual route, there are tour packages that will take you on a two-week trip here too.
The Rules Of Narmada Parikrama
The journey starts by worshipping the Narmada and taking a pot full of water from the river which you will carry with you for the whole of your trip. Your journey will also be carried out barefoot, and you must always carry your own luggage. You will always walk the river in a clockwise direction, and you will end where you began. You will worship at every temple that you pass and also worship every morning and evening too. Many pilgrims and Hindu devotees take this special journey every year. However, if you want to experience a small part of this sacred place, it is also possible to take a tour of the area through a package trip.
A Tour Of Narmada Parikrama
The Narmada Parikrama is a pilgrimage undertaken to achieve the blessings of the divine. The river is worshiped as a Goddess and is a life source for thousands living in the area. If you don’t have two months to take the pilgrimage, you can still experience many of the spiritual aspects of the area on a package tour. Here you will be able to explore the ancient city of Ujjain and visit the Shiva temples of Mahakaleshwar, Omkareshwar, and Kaal Bhairav. You’ll also be able to bathe in the Narmada River and take a boat tour to Triveni Sangam. Arriving in Mithi Talai by car you can see where the river meets the Arabian Sea and visit a beautiful temple on the banks of Nareshwar Dham. More sacred temples greet you in Bhopal and Tewa Village. You’ll also go on a sightseeing tour around Narmada Kund, which is dedicated to Narmada Mata, and here you can pray to one of the one of the 51 Shakti Peeth. On this tour, you may meet pilgrims on a sacred journey that can take them months. Whether this is your religion or not, you can still feel the spiritual connotations that your tour will bring. There are many holy bathing sites and temples that will bring you inner peace along the way. The Narmada Parikrama is a river of life, and it is often said that a visit to this sacred site brings peace to troubled souls and happiness to all.