RULES OF NARMADA PARIKRAMA :– Before starting NARMADA PARIKRAMA ( A circular journey on foot around the holy river Narmada) every Parikramawasi ( One who started NARMADA PARIKRAMA ) should maintain some formalities and carry out some rules during the spiritual and adventurous journey. The formalities and the rules are as underneath :–
1) Every Parikramawasi should keep a photo identity card with him, certified by M.P./ D.M./ B.D.O./ Chairman of Municipality or from any other higher official performing Govt. job. before starting NARMADA PARIKRAMA.
( 2) NARMADA PARIKRAMA may be started from any specific point at the bank of the holy river NARMADA but before starting the journey Parikramawasi should worship the mother NARMADA and pray before her to look after him and give power to complete the spiritual and adventurous journey. He should take a pot full of water taken from the holy river NARMADA and carry it till completion of the journey.
( 3) The other name of NARMADA is’REWA’ . Parikramawasi should always repeat the word ‘REWA’ during journey in his mind or he may repeat any other name of God as per his own choice.
( 4) During NARMADA PARIKRAMA Parikramawasi should always try to walk by the side of the river NARMADA and walk taking the river at his right hand. He should not go very far from the river,but due to geographical cause none can do so. If any parikramawasi become bound to go far from the holy river NARMADA, he should worship the water taken from the holy river in pot.
( 5) During NARMADA PARIKRAMA Parikramawasi should walk bare footed and must not carry food for more than two days in advance. He should carry his own luggage himself. No carrier or labor is allowed to help him.
( 6) During NARMADA PARIKRAMA , Parikramawasi must not cross the river, even he should not go to the islands also.
( 7) During NARMADA PARIKRAMA , parikramawasi passes a lot of temples and religious places. He should visit the temples and religious places and worship the God or Goddess as much as possible. Try to increase dependance over the mother ‘NARMADA’. So every parikramawasi should try to depend upon the mother in all condition.
( 8) The main object of NARMADA PARIKRAMA is not only to complete a adventurous and spiritual journey but also to clean the garbage hidden within us.So every Parikramawasi should try to speak true, maintain mental satisfaction at all the time and behave good to all and worship NARMADA MATA at every morning and evening.
( 9) During NARMADA PARIKRAMA Parikramawasi should not go very far in the river, even he will not swim and try to take bath at a safe location.
( 10) Parikramawasi should not take money with him.Even he should not accept any economic assistance from others during Narmada Parikrama. He should always depend upon the mother. She always looks after her son and serves all kinds of requirements at all the time during this spiritual journey.
( 11) In rainy season and in summer NARMADA PARIKRAMA remains close and parikramawasi should stay at one place. He should worship NARMADA MATA every morning and evening and try to repeat the word ‘REWA’ in mind as much as possible during this period.
(12) During NARMADA PARIKRAMA every parikramawasi should try their best to prevent pollution of the holy river NARMADA and encourage others about this.
(13) During NARMADA PARIKRAMA every parikramawasi must carry with them some necessary items like one set extra clothing, one blanket, one minimum bedding set,one small knife,one stick,one diary,one water pot,minimum utensils,one photo of NARMADA MATA,emergency medicine .
Remarks :- If you can not arrange the said items, you may start NARMADA PARIKRAMA without anything with you. Depend upon NARMADA MATA, she will provide everything for you during NARMADA PARIKRAMA . For more information contact us.