Narmada Yatra echoes in 178 countries
Bhopal. The echo of “Namami Devi Narmade” – Seva Yatra is reaching not only the corners of the country, but also to 178 countries. The world’s environment, fauna, gou-vansh, soil, agriculture, water scientists are supporting the Narmada Yatra. The Yatra which is a confluence of seers, society and government, is leaving an imprint with its objectives of tree plantation on the banks of the Narmada, cleanliness, de-addiction, Beti-Bachao, river-cattle conservation, female foeticide and organic farming. President of Rajya Gou Palan and Pashu Samvardhan Board and member of Rajya Narmada Seva Samiti Mahamandleshwar Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri said this at a Jan-Samvad during the Seva Yatra at Tindni village in Mandla district.
Maa Narmada – lifeline of not only humans but also rivers - Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri said that Maa Narmada is today reviving rivers also besides providing electricity, food grain and water. Narmada which has been providing drinking water to crores of people in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and electricity to farmers for irrigation and industries, is now reviving rivers like Kshipra, Gambhir, Parvati, Khan, Sabarmati etc. Maharishi Ved Vyas writes in the Narmada Puran that many rivers will lose their identity in Kalyug and the Narmada will bring them back to life.
Narmada is more ancient than Ganga - Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri said that the Ganga came into being in Treta Yuga and the Narmada made its appearance in Satyuga. According to Narayan’s boon, all holy spots including the Ganga wash the blemishes from the sins of sinners who take dip in them at the Narmada. Therefore, Narmada Parikrama is like visiting all the teerths. Once a year, Ganga herself comes to take a bath in the Narmada and returns pure and bright. Like the Ganga, the water of Narmada is also full of medicinal qualities.