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 (nər-mŭd′ə) also Nar·ba·da (-bŭd′ə)
A river of central India that flows about 1,255 km (780 mi) westward to the Gulf of Khambhat. Sacred to Hindus, it is said to have sprung from the body of the god Shiva.


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(Placename) a river in central India, rising in Madhya Pradesh and flowing generally west to the Gulf of Cambay in a wide estuary: the second most sacred river in India. Length: 1290 km (801 miles)
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Summary: The Narmada River catchment areas, mainly in Madhya Pradesh, received less rainfall last monsoon
They did not do anything for river Narmada," the Defence Minister said, while addressing a press conference here.
A view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam that was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kevadiya in Narmada district on Sunday.
DELAYED rainfall in the catchment areas of Narmada dam in Madhya Pradesh has forced the authorities of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project here to bar farmers from using the dam water for irrigation.
23 -- 2013, this year will mark 25 years since the Narmada Bachao Andolan started inquiring, organizing and mobilizing confrontation against obliteration of life and livelihood in the beautiful Narmada river valley.
South Gujarat witnessed heavy rains in Bharuch, Narmada and Surat districts for the last two days.
Narmadaparikrama--circumambulation of the Narmada River; on the tradition of a unique Hindu pilgrimage.
The Politics of Water Resource Development in India: The Narmada Dams Controversy
Nearly 100,000 Hindus had assembled for the annual festival of the Moonless Night, along the banks of the Narmada River in India's central Madhya Pradesh state.
It is said that the waters of the Ganges spring forth from the footprint of the god Vishnu, who once crossed the earth in a single stride, and that Siva, creator and destroyer of all things, frequented the banks of the Narmada.
The tribal peoples of India have learned activism the hard way, as the waters rising from the Narmada River dam project threaten to swamp their rural villages.
The controversy over large dams on the River Narmada in western India has come to symbolize the struggle for a just and equitable society in India.