The number of small and big rivers in India is more than two hundred. Each river present in India has a different story and a different significance. Out of these two hundred rivers, there are some such rivers, which are very sacred to the Indian people. Every year crores of devotees take bath and worship in these holy rivers. Some rivers are also the main source of livelihood of the people. Today in this article we are going to tell you closely about the 10 largest and major rivers present in India, so lets know.
The Ganges River is one of the most sacred rivers of India. It originates from the Himalayas and joins the Bay of Bengal through Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Major cities like Allahabad, Varanasi and Patna are situated on the banks of this river. If we talk about the length of the Ganges river, then the total length of this river in India is about more than 25 hundred km long.
Godavari River is also one of the 10 major rivers of India. This river is the most important river of South India. In South India, the worship of this river is similar to that of the Ganges river. The origin of the Godavari River is the Trimbak hills in the Nashik district of Maharashtra. Through Maharashtra, this river joins the Bay of Bengal through Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The length of this river is about 1464 km.
Yamuna river is in the third place among the holy and largest rivers. It originates from Yamunotri in the Himalaya Mountains and joins Triveni Sangam, Allahabad. It is one of the largest tributaries of the Ganges River. The city of Mathura is situated on the banks of this holy river. There are also states like Uttarakhand, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on the banks of this river. The length of Yamuna river is about 1376 km.
Narmada river which is also known as Maa Rewa in India. Narmada river is also one of the ten holy rivers of India. The Narmada River originates from the Maikal ranges in Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh and joins the Bay of Bengal through Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. This river is also considered to be the life of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The length of this river is 1312 km.
Krishna River is a major river of South India. It originates from Mahabaleshwar in the state of Maharashtra and flows through Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. People of many states also do agriculture with the water of this river. The total length of this river is around 13 hundred km.
The Brahmaputra river is also one of the biggest and holy rivers of India. After leaving Mansarovar, this river flows through Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and joins the adjoining bay. Let us tell you that the Brahmaputra River is known as the Tsangpo River in China, the Jamuna River in Bangladesh and the Dihang River in Arunachal Pradesh. The length of this river is about 2900 km.
Saraswati River is an ancient river, which is also associated with the Vedic era. This river originates from Shivalik ranges, Himalayas and joins Triveni Sangam. Triveni Sangam in Allahabad is the confluence of 3 rivers, one of these rivers is the Saraswati river. The length of this river is about 1600 km. Let us tell you that this river flows in both India and Pakistan.
Shipra River is a major river flowing in Madhya Pradesh. The holy city of Ujjain is situated on the banks of Shipra river. The Kumbh Mela festival is held in Ujjain every 12 years on the banks of this river. The length of this river in India is 195 km.
This river is a major river of South India. Originates from the Brahmagiri hills and passes through the heartland of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Let us tell you that the beautiful Shivasamudram Falls of the Kaveri River is the second largest waterfall in India. Its total length in India is 805 km.
The Tapti River originates in the Betul district in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Tapti River mainly flows through Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. If we talk about the length of this river then it is 724 km long.