Important Rivers in India:
Indian Rivers played a major role in developing the Civilization. Every Civilization in the world developed at the banks of the Rivers. Without the Rivers, it is very difficult for sustaining the lives on the earth. They provide us everything like drinking water, transportation, and food also. Many people have been depending on the Rivers for their food and earnings.
There are many rivers in India, among them some are very important. They are Ganga, Yamuna, Indus, Brahmaputra, Narmada, kauery, Godavari and Krishna.
Indian rivers Ganga:
Ganga is very sacred river to the Hindus. The Hindus worship Ganga River and the famous ancient city Kasi also situated on the banks of Ganga river. The river flows from at the point of Gangotri in Himalaya Mountains the. It influxes around 2525 km around North India and finally merge into the Bay of Bengal. It also 3 rd largest river in the world. The famous cities like Varanasi, Kolkata, Allahabad and many cities are developed at the banks of River Ganges. The world famous Sundaraban Delta also formed due to the flow of Ganges in West Bengal. During the festival seasons and remaining on auspicious days the Hindus gather at the bank of the River Ganga and worship the river and take holy bath in River Ganga. Hindus treat the Ganges as their mother.
Yamuna River also born in the Himalayas. The total length of the river nearly 1376 km and traveled through many states in North India. It merges with Ganga River at Triveni Sangamam near Allahabad. The famous cities in India like Delhi, Yamuna Nagar, Agra, Mathura and Allahabad also situated on the banks of the river Yamuna. The world wonder Taj Mahal also formed at the banks of the river Yamuna. The major water needs of the Delhi people are fulfilling with the Yamuna water.
Brahmaputra River originated at the Northern Himalayas in Tibet. From there the river enters into India through Arunachal Pradesh and travels some other eastern states of India and approximately the river travels around 2900 km and merges with Padma River in Bangladesh. Later the two rivers emptied into the Bay of Bengal. The important city Guwahati is also situated on the bank of Brahmaputra.
The Indus River has historical significance in Asian History. Indus Valley civilization also developed on the banks of Indus River. The name of India also formed due to the Indus river. It is originated from the Tibetan Plateau and flows through Pakistan and finally merge into the Arabian sea. It almost travels a distance of 3180 km.
Mahanadi River has also another name the ruin of Orissa. During the rainy season, it flows surpass and causes the devastating floods. The river flows through Chhattisgarh and Odisha and the water has been using for irrigation and drinking purpose of the states. The River flows the length of 858 km and has also 1.42 sq.km basin area, which is very large basin in India. The major cities like Cuttack, Sonepur and Sambalpur situated on the banks of the river Mahanadi.
The Godavari is one of the longest rivers in South India and also called as Dakshin Ganga and second largest river after the Ganges. The river originated from Maharashtra and flows through Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It travels nearly 1465 km and finally merges into the Bay of Bengal. Rajamahendravaram the famous historical city of Andhra Pradesh is situated on the banks of Godavari River.
The river also very famous in South India and has also another name called Krishnaveni. The river is one of the longest rivers in India after Ganges and Godavari. The river-oriented from Mahabaleswar in Maharashtra and flows through Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It travels nearly the distance of 1400 km and finally merges into the Bay of Bengal. The famous temple city Vijayawada situated on the Bank of River Krishna.
The Kaveri River is one of the famous rivers in South India and also a very large river in India. The river originated from Talakaveri , the Western Ghats of Karnataka. The river flows through Tamilnadu and Karnataka states and merges into the Bay of Bengal. It travels nearly 765 km.
Narmada River is very helpful to the people of Madhya Pradesh. It contributes to the state in many ways like irrigation and water supply to the major cities in Madhya Pradesh. The river originated from Narmada Kund, Amarkantak in Madhya Pradesh. The river flows through Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat and travels nearly 1312 km and merges into the Arabian Sea.