Rivers Of India

Rivers Of India
Rippling along the rough surfaces and beautiful meadows, the numerous rivers that dot Indian mainland are central to our history as well as the Indian mythology. The main rivers of the Himalayas are the Indus, the legendary Ganga and the Brahmaputra. There are a number of other rivers as well.

Ganga, The Heavenly River
The Ganga, is a river, beloved of her people, round which intertwined her memories, her hopes and fears, her songs of triumph, her victories and her defeats. She has been a symbol of India’s age-old culture and civilization, ever changing, ever flowing, and yet the same Ganga.the Ganga famous alike in history and legend, is considered

The Holy River
The Ganga which is considered as the holiest river for the Hindus. Varanasi –Benaras-Kaasi is considered to be the most holiest site. It is considered home to Shiva and Vishweswara. Benaras is also called as Kaasi because it is believed that the supreme brilliance shines there, and lights the way to salvation. The rivers Ganga and Varana converge at a spot where there is a shrine. To Kesava.The Panchaganga Ghat houses a Temple to Bindhu Madhava .

According to the legends, Yamuna was the daughter of ‘Surya’, the Sun God and the sister to ‘Yama’ ,the God of Death. Popular has the belief that those who take a dip in the Holy waters of the source stream are not tormented by fears of death. A bath in this river is said to be a hundred times more purifying than a bath in the Ganges.



River Yamuna, flows besides the most beautiful monument in India, The Taj Mahal. The view of the Taj is reflected on the waters of Yamuna which makes the sight even more breathtaking. Taj truly looks like a wonder at dawn and even more

Brahmaputra river

Brahmaputra is one of the great rivers of Southern Asia. It flows from Southwestern Tibet, China, through Arunachal Pradesh and Assam states in India, into Bangladesh, where it empties into the Bay of

Rising in the Kailas range of the Himalayas, at an elevation of 4,900m (16,000ft), the stream follows an easterly course for about 1450kms in Tibet at an altitude of about 3660m, then swings south, crosses the Himalayas and enters the lowland plains of Assam. Near Sadiya, Assam, it changes course to southwest and then becomes the Brahmaputra. When Jamuna joins the Ganges

The Indus,which the Aryans called the Sidhu, has lent the name to India. Its valley on both the sides have been the seat of civilization.This historic river has its five tributaries – the Sutlej, the Beas, the Jhelum, the Chenab and the

The Indus rises in the Mount Kailas in Tibet and traverses through many miles in the Himalayas before it is joined by its tributaries in Punjab. Thereafter it passes into Sind (Pakistan) to fall into

Godavari, river of India,rising in the Maharashtra state, Western India, near the city of Nasik in the Western Ghats. Its valley ranks with those of the Ganges and Indus rivers in scenic beauty and

The River of The Plateau
Just above the entrance of the river into the delta, the Godavari courses through a gorge, about 183 metre wide. Every 12 years, there is a bathing festival, Pushkaram, which is held on the banks of the Godavari by the hindus for whom the river is sacred. Sections of the lower Godavari are navigable, rapids hinder navigation on the upper

Mahanadi river in central India, rising in the hills of southeastern Madhya Pradesh state. Its upper course runs north as an insignificant stream , draining the eastern Chattisgarg plain . It turns and enters Orrisa state its flows augmented by the drainage of hills to the north and south. At Sabalpur

•The himalaya rivers, are formed by melting snows and glaciers and therefore have a continous flow throughout the year.
•The rivers of the Deccan plateau which are rainfed and fluctuate in volume, many of them being nonperennial. •The coastal rivers, which,

Rivers Of India
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