Top 10 Biggest Rivers In India You Don’t Know
- The Indus flows from Tibet, Jammu and Kashmir and the rest of Pakistan.
- The river is the largest river on the western side of the subcontinent.
- It is one of the seven sacred rivers of Hindus.
- It was the cradle of the Indus civilization earlier.
- The total length of the river is 3180 km (1980 miles).
- It is the longest river in Pakistan.
- The river has a total catchment area of â€‹â€‹more than 1,165,000 km2 (450,000 square miles).
- Annual electricity production is estimated at about 207 km3 (50 cu km).
- This is why it is the twenty-first largest river in the world in terms of annual flow.
- There is no doubt that the river gave its name to the country of India.
- Brahmaputra is one of the largest rivers in Asia.
- This is called counter-current Bhramaputra in India.
- It is known as the Yarlung River in Tibet.
- Brahmaputra has a great mythological history associated with it.
- Bhramaputra conceived its name of the Sanskrit word “brahma” which means God Brahma and “putra” means “son”.
- Therefore, this river of India is considered the son of God.
- Brahmaputra is the largest river in India that exceeds nearly 1,800 miles.
- This river comes from Kailash range of the Himalayas and flows 2900 km from its massive delta.
- The Brahmaputra is one of the few rivers in the world, which show a tidal wave.
- The Ganges is an important river in the Indian subcontinent.
- It flows east through the plains of northern India to Bangladesh.
- The river begins at the Gangotri glacier, in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in the central Himalayas.
- It flows into the Bay of Bengal through its vast delta in the Sunderbans.
- The Ganges is also mentioned in the “Rig Veda”, the oldest sacred Hindu texts.
- According to the Hindus, the Ganges is a sacred river.
- Hindus believe that if you take a bath in this river, then all your sins will be forgiven.
- It achieves salvation.
- Some of the most important Hindu feasts and religious congregations are on the banks of the Ganges.
- Kumbh Mela and Chhat Puja is certain for example.
- Godavari River is one of the seven sacred rivers of India.
- This river also has its own mythological significance.
- Godavari River flows through Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and the Bay of Bengal.
- This river is revered in South India as well as the Ganges in the north.
- This river originates in western India at Nasik in the state of Maharashtra.
- Its tributaries are Indravati River, Manjira River, Bindusara River and Sabari River Moosi.
- This river after crossing Andhra Pradesh is transformed into South India.
- Godavari River is the longest in the south of India.
- On the banks of the river there are several pilgrimages, such as:
â€¢ Trimbakeswar – ancient Hindu temples of Lord Shiva.
â€¢ Bhadrachalam – Hindu Temple of Lord Rama
â€¢ Nanded – Takht Sri Hazur Sahib, one of the five holiest places in Sikhism.
- Narmada is the fifth largest river in the Indian subcontinent.
- Narmada is a Sanskrit word which means happiness.
- Flow of the Narmada River in central India is across the states of Madhya Pradesh (The Heart of India), Gujarat and Maharashtra.
- This river is the traditional border between North India and South India.
- According to Hindu mythology, the Narmada River descended from heaven, according to the commandment of God Shiva.
- This river is also known as Shankari (daughter of Shiva).
- The reason is supposed to have originated from the body of Lord Shiva.
- The cult of Shiva is common in these areas.
- Each stone or gravel in the bed of the Narmada is supposed to be a Shivalinga.
- Narmada is considered a peacemaker.
The Yamuna River
- The Yamuna River is a sacred Indian river.
- It comes from Bundar Poonch glaciers.
- It is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.
- “Jamuna” is his Hindi name.
- Yamuna River is 1370 km long.
- According to Indian mythology Yamuna was the daughter of the sun god Surya and sister of Yama (god of death).
- After his long journey to South India, he moves and meets the Ganges at a point called Prayag.
- From the national capital of Delhi is located on its shores.
- Yamuna is considered according to Hindu mythology as sacred as the Ganges since Lord Krishna played near the Yamuna.
- The Yamuna River has a rich flora and fauna around it and is home to a varied fauna.
- Krishna is very clean and one of the longest river in India.
- Krishna River originates from Mahabaleswar in Maharashtra (western India) and in the mouth of the Bay of Bengal (on the east coast of India).
- Krishna crosses the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
- It crosses the distance of 1300 km.
- On the banks of the Krishna River near Sangli Maharashtra, there are two pilgrimages namely Audumber and Narsobawadi.
- An interesting fact about this river is that it comes from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev (Shiva), Mahabaleshwar.
- The water of the Krishna River is pure and it enriches the black earth near the shore.
- Water and soil is then used in various AyurvedaÂ treatments to cure skin diseases.
- Chambal is the main tributary of the Yamuna River.
- It rises in the South Vindhya range of Mhow, in western Madhya Pradesh.
- Its source state flows to the north, in the south – east of Rajasthan.
- Turn north-east, it flows along Kota and Rajasthan Madhya Pradesh border.
- It crosses Uttar Pradesh, after a journey of 550 miles (900 km).
- The Banas, Kali Sindh, Parbati Sipra and are its main tributaries.
- Chambal is bordered by 10-mile (16 km) canyon belt badlands erosion.
- It is the site of a major project in soil protection.
- It originates from Chhattisgarh, and it flows through the state of Orissa.
- It flows into the mouth of the Bay of Bengal.
- The Mahanadi River has a total length of 860 km.
- Mahanadi is a river that drains the largest of the Indian peninsula.
- The largest dam in the world (Hirakud), is built on the Mahanadi River.
- This river irrigates the fertile lands of the valley.
- This leads to the intensive cultivation of rice, oilseeds, sugarcane.
- It also crosses the states of Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Orissa.
- The river Jhelum was called by the name Vitista in ancient times.
- It is also mentioned in the Rig Veda.
- During this period, only the Jhelum River was considered one of the most important rivers.
- Jhelum River comes from a source “Verinag” at the foot of the Panjal Pir, which is located in the southern part of the Kashmir Valley.
- This river goes to Srinagar and later in the direction of Pakistan.
- Jhelum River is a tributary of the Indus, and is the largest of the five rivers of Punjab.
- Jhelum River has a total length of nearly 480 miles (774 km).
- It is said that Alexander the Great and his army crossed the Jhelum in 326 BC at the Battle of Hydaspe where he defeated the Indian King Poros.