The NARMADA , an important river of central India, rising in the Maikala range, of east – central Madhya Pradesh. Emerging on the summit of the plateau of Amarkantak on the north – eastern apex of the Satpura range in Rewa, it enters the Arabian sea below Bhuruch, after a total course of 1289 K.M. journey. The NARMADA stirs the simple rustic people to devotional fervour. It is the longest westward flowing river in India. Following a tortuous course through the hills of Mandla, the river enters the structural through between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges at the Marble Rocks gorge and flows towards Madhya Pradesh and Gujrat touching Maharashtra, entering the Gulf of Combey through an estuary 21 K.M. wide just below Bhuruch.