I am performing “Ashadhi Wari” from Dehu to Pandharpur on foot for last 14 years with the blessings of H. Sudammaharaj and enjoying the existence of GOD. It was my wish to perform Narmada Parikrama by walk since last mahadev patch tuning-5 years.
Honap, our warakari friend, performed parikrama by bus through Gayatri Travels, Pune. Since then they were suggesting me to perform the parikrama by vehicle once before performing the same by walk. However, I was firm to perform the same by walk first. Narmada to return to the same point after complete circumambulation. Traditionally Omkareshwar and Amarkantak have become two more popular places to commence the Parikrama.
One should keep Narmada to his right side while moving along the river. Parikrama is a not a picnic or recreation, it is an adventurous spiritual journey around the sacred river through hills, dense forests, gorges, ravines, rocky patches, caves, plateaus and plains. As it is rightly said “Ganga Snan, Yamuna Pan, Tapi Smaaran and Reva Darshan” is the way to attain ‘Moksha’. People doing Narmada Parikrama also claim that Maa Narmada takes cares and looks after the hardships and needs of all those who undertake the Parikrama. She is a living deity to the parikramawasi with whom they interact and communicate at mental and spiritual level.