Rivers of India part I


In this vedieo we shall learn major rivers in india The major rivers in India can be divided into The Himalayan rivers and the rivers of the Indian plateau The major Himalayan rivers are river Ganga, river Brahmaputra and river Indus These are not just rivers they are river systems River Ganga is the longest and the most important river of India. It is 2525 km long and it flows through the states of Uttrakhand Uttar Pradesh Bihar Jharkhand West Bengal River Ganga is the most sacred river to Hindus. It is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs. River Ganga originates from Gangotri glaciers at Gomukh. The headwaters of Ganga is known as Bhagirathi. It joins river Alaknanda at Devprayag. From here the river is known as Ganga. Yamuna is the 2nd largest tributary of Ganga. River Yamuna originates at Yamnotri and joins Ganga at Allahabad. It is the longest river in India which does not directly flow into the sea. The rivers joining Ganga from north are Ramganga, Gomati Ghagra Rapti joins Ghagra Gandak and Kosi River Ghagra is the largest tributary of Ganga The rivers joining Yamuna from the south are Chambal The tributaries of Chambal are Banas Parbati and Kalisind Other tributaries of Yamuna are sind and Betwa The tributary of Betwa is Dhassan. Then it is Ken and Tons River Son joins river Ganga The tributary of river Son are Rihand and Koel. In West Bengal river ganga is joined by Mayurakshi and Damodar. coming to the next river River Indus The Indus River, is 3,180 km long and this makes it one of the longest rivers in Asia. The river originates in the western part of Tibet in the vicinity of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar. The river passes through Kashmir and before joining Arabian sea it passes through Pakistan. It is the longest river and national river of Pakistan. River Satluj is the largest Tributary of river Indus. It originates from Rakshastal lake in Tibet. This river flows through the states of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and joins Indus in Pakistan. The tributaries of Indus are Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Beas. and in the northern part the tributaries are Shyok, Gilgit and zaskar The next important Himalayan river is the
river Brahmaputra River Brahmaputra is one of the major rivers of Asia, which flows through China, India and Bangladesh. This river is 3,848 km long. River Brahmaputra is called Tsangpo in Tibet It originates originates on the Chemayungdung Glacier located on the northern side of the Himalayas in Burang County of Tibet. A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes, in certain modern nations. Brahmaputra enters India in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, where it is called Siang. In Assam the river is called Brahmaputra. In Bangladesh, the Brahmaputra is joined by the River Teesta then it is known as Jamuna. Later on it merges with the lower Ganga, called the River Padma. In the final part the river is called Meghna. The main tributaries of Brahmaputra are Tiesta, Dhubri, Manas, Subansiri, Lohit, Dibang, Dhansiri, Kopili, and Meghna River Meghna in the initial stage is known as river Barak River Surma when it turns south it is known as Meghna The important rivers of the Indian plateau are Mahanadi, Godawari, Krishna Kaveri, Narmada and Tapi River Mahanadi originates in Chattisgarh It is an important river of chattisgarh and Odisha The tributaries of river Mahanadi are seonath, Hasdeo, Mand, Ib, Ong and river Tel River Godawari is the second largest river in India after the river Ganga It has its source at Trimbakeshwar The main tributaries of river Godawari are river Pravara, Puma wainganga The tributaries of Wainganga are Penganga and river Wardha then it is Manjara and Indrawati River krishna originates in the western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar The main tributaries of Krishna are Bhima Tungabadhra Ghatprabha and Malaprabha Then it is river Penner and river Kaveri The two important westward flowing rivers are River Narmada and river Tapi River Narmada is the longest westward flowing rivers of india

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