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Narmada River, India

The Narmada river is a place of pilgrimage. The river washes away sins and purifies the soul. The spiritual journey taken is 3 years, 3 months an 13 days, walking from the Arabian Seas at Bharuch in Gujarat to the source in the Maikai Mountains (Amarkantak hills) in Madhya Pradesh and back along the opposite bank of the river. It is a 1600 mile walk. Pilgrimages take place under strict rules of humility, celibacy, poverty and respect for the environment.  The Narmada River is more than 620 miles long and one of the oldest rivers 150 million years. Narmada mean ‘giver of pleasure’ in Sanskrit. The river is considered the mother and giver of peace. The mere sight of the Narmada cleanses the soul. The Narmada River rises in the town of Amarkantak, a place where pilgrims pass as they follow the river. It is also a natural heritage area where the Vindhya and Satpuri Ranges meet.  The holy temple Shri Yantra Mandir was built in Amarkanak it is the birthplace of the Narmada River.  Amark

Hindu Love Goddesses

Hinduism reminds us that without love, desire and affection the world would be a wasteland Most forms of Hinduism are henotheistic, which means they worship a single diety, known as ‘Brahman’, but still recognize other gods & goddesses. Followers believe there are multiple paths to reaching their god. Hindus believe in the doctrines of samsara (the continuous cycles of life, death and reincarnation) Karma (universal law of cause and effect). Hindus believe that all living creatures have a soul and they are all part of the supreme soul. The goal is to achieve moksha or salvation, which ends the cycle of rebirths to become part of the absolute soul. Hindus strive to achieve dharma, which is a code of living that emphasizes good conduct and morality. Shakti -  the energetic force or the divine, traditions being inherently feminine,  the unique qualities of feminine energy  Kamadeva  is the god of erotic love, desire and pleasure his consort is Rati. He is armed with a bow o