Narmada Jayanti is a religious festival marking the birthday of river Narmada
. It is celebrated with spectacular extravagance in Amarkantak
and also in the bathing ghats of Hoshangabad
in Madhya Pradesh
. This great festival is observed during the month of February.
The celebrations at Amarkantak continue through the day. At Hoshangabad, the devotees float traditional oil lamps on the waters of the Narmada, from the sprawling bathing ghats. Thousands of people attend the festival.