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PSC Class 39: Rivers of India and its Tributaries

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1. It was in the notable work of Kalidasa, that mentioned "For the countries, Rivers are like Mothers". Ganga is the largest river of India. Almost 8 percent of world population lives in the banks of river Ganga. The central government declared Ganga as National river in 2008, November.

2. The rivers Bhagirathi and Alaknanda merges in Devaprayag of Uttarakhand to form the River Ganga. It was in Allahabad of Uttar Pradesh, Triveni Sangam occurs. Here in this Triveni Sangam, Ganga and Yamuna merges. Also it is believed that the river Saraswathy also merges with ganga and yamuna in the underground of Triveni Sangamam.

3. The biggest Tributaries of Ganga river is Yamuna. The river yamuna is mentioned in the holy book of Hindu as 'Kalindi".

4. Bhramaputra is early known in the name of Lauhitya. Bhramaputra is called as "Tsangpo" in Tibet and Dihing in Arunachal Pradesh. River Ganga flowing through Bangladesh is called as "Padma" whereas the river brahmaputra flowing through Bangladesh is called as Jamuna.

5. The biggest river that flowing towards the western part of India is River Narmada. It origins from Amarkantak hills of Madhya Pradesh.

6. Godavari is called as Vridh Ganga, which is also the biggest river in South India. It is believed that Godavari is older than Ganga.

7. The Krishna River origins from the Mahaballeshwar of Maharashtra is the second largest river of South India. Tungabadhra is the subriver of Krishna. Kaveri is called as "Dakshin Ganga". It falls into Bay of Bengal in Poompuhar of Tamil Nadu.

8. The river "Damodhar" is called as the "Sad of Bengal".

9. Kosi River is called as Sad of Bihar.

10. Mahanadhi is called as the Sad of Orissa and the river Brahmaputra is called as the sad of Assam.

11. Teesta is the river that has the highest speed of flow among all other rivers. Teesta River is also called as lifeline of Sikkim.

12. Mandodari river is called as the lifeline of Goa. Panaji of Goa is located on the banks of river Mandodari.

13. Mahakali otherwise called as Sharda is the River that flows through the boundaries of both India and Nepal.

14. Bhramaputra is called as the Red river of India. The Luni river is flowing through the desert of India.

15. Ahmedabad and Gandhi Nagar are the cities located on the banks of river, Sabarmathi. Netravati River origins at Gangamoola (Karnataka) is flowing through Mangalapuram.

16. Mithi River also called as Mahim River in Salsette Island of Mumbai. Adyar and Cooum are the rivers flowing through Chennai.

17. Ayodhya city is located on the banks of Sarayu river. Kolkata is located on the banks of river hooghly whereas Cuttack is located on the banks of river, Mahanadhi. Delhi and Agra is located on the banks of Yamuna.

18. Hyderabad is located on the banks of Musi River. Nashik on Godavari, Sreenagar on Jhelum, Surat on Tapti River and Lucknow on Gomati banks.

19. The Jhelum river is flowing through the woolar lake of Kashmir. Sardar Sarovar Dam is built across Narmada whereas Tehri Dam across Bhagirathi River.

20. The Shipra river, also called as Kshipra is flowing through Ujjain City.

21. The biggest waterfalls of India is Jog Falls, which is located on the Sharavathi river that originates and flows entirely within Karnataka.

22. The National River of Pakisthan is Sindhu.

23. It was from the niranjana river, flowing through Bodh Gaya, buddha attained peace and nirvana.

Cities on River Banks::

No:
City

River
01
Agra
Yamuna
02
Ahmedabad
Sabarmati
03
Ayodhya
Sarayu
04
Badrinath
Alakananda
05
Calcutta
Hooghly
06
Cuttack
Mahanadhi
07
Delhi
Yamuna
08
Ferozpur
Sutlej
09
Guvahati
Brahmaputra
10
Haridwar
Ganga
11
Hyderabad
Musi
12
Jabalpur
Narmada
13
Kanpur
Ganga
14
Kota
Chambal
15
Lucknow
Gomati
16
Ludhiyana
Sutlej
17
Nashik
Godavari
18
Patna
Ganga
19
Sambalpur
Mahanadhi
20
Sri Nagar
Jhelum
21
Thiruchirapalli
Kaveri
22
Varanasi
Ganga
23
Vijayawada
Krishna


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