Narmada Jayanti: Attain the Blessings of Shiva & Parvati with these Rituals

Along with 33 crore deities in Hinduism, several plants and animals are also venerated and this is the reason that there is at least one festival/Vrat falling every month as per the Hindu Panchang.

Every year, the Festival of Narmada Jayanti is celebrated on Saptami Tithi of Shukla Paksha in Magha month. Ratha Saptami is also celebrated on this very day.  

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This year, the festival of Narmada Jayanti is going to be celebrated on February 19, 2021 i.e. Friday. As per religious texts, Narmada River is considered to be one of the most divine and mysterious rivers all over the world. Not only this, Ved Vyas, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, has mentioned about the significance of Narmada River in all four Vedas. In addition to this, it is also cited in Mahabharata and Ramayana. Maa Naramada was born to Lord Shiva and in this pretext, let’s understand the significance of this day and associated Pujan Vidhi.    

Narmada Jayanti on February 19, 2021 i.e. Friday

Timings of Worship

Saptami Tithi Begins – 08:20 on Feb 18, 2021

Saptami Tithi Ends – 10:55 on Feb 19, 2021

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As per prevailing beliefs, all the past and present sins are washed away by taking a dip in Narmada river, performing worship and giving donations. Many saints and Sadhus have been performing meditation on the banks of Narmada river over the years.  

Pujan Vidhi

  • The tradition of taking a bath from dawn to dusk in Narmada river has been followed on Saptami Tithi. 
  • After this, wear clean clothes and worship with due rituals.
  • Akshat, flowers, Kumkum, turmeric, incense sticks must be included in the worship of this very day. 
  • Besides this, light 11 lamps/Diyas made up of flour on the banks of Narmada river.
  • It is believed that one is blessed with the fulfillment of all desires by performing all the above rituals.

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Legend Associated with Narmada Jayanti 

As per legends, once Lord Shankar meditated on Maikal Parvat and some sweat dropped on it. Then, the Parvat took the shape of a pond and a beautiful girl appeared from it. She was named as Narmada and then, Narmada started flowing as a river at the behest of Lord Shankar. The ripples sounded like Maikal, so it was also named as Maikalsuta.  

There is a mention of Narmada river in Skanda Purana that it flows steadily and calmly even in the natural calamities. In addition to this, it is cited in Matsya Purana about this river that one gets rid of all sins just by having a glimpse of it. It is as pious as Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda and Atharvaveda. As per religious beliefs, every stone of Narmada river is considered to be a form of Lord Shankar. Besides this, out of 12 Jyotirlingas, there is one Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga established at the banks of Narmada river. This is one of the rivers which is worth worshipping in the form of Parikrama.      

Legend of Maa Narmada 

Although all the deities killed the demon named Andhakasur, some of them became sinners. In this context, all the deities went to Lord Shiva with Brahma Ji and Vishnu Ji and at that time, Lord Shiva was absorbed in meditation. After reaching there, they told Lord Shiva that some sins were committed by them while killing the demon and requested him for emancipation from those sins. On the request of the deities, Lord Shiva opened his eyes and fixed them on a particular point on Maikal Parvat.  

A beautiful girl appeared from this very point and then, she was named as Narmada by Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Narmada river was created to wash away all the sins.

Remedies to Get Trouble Free Married Life

It is believed that Narmada river was created from the sweat of Lord Shiva and therefore, it is somewhere related to him. In this regard, let us know the remedies that can help a person rid of troubles in married life. Also, they can get a partner of their choice by perming them. If there is a delay in marriage or troubles are cropping up, then a person is advised to take a bath in Narmada river. After this, venerate Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati in wet clothes and apply her Sindoor on your forehead.

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