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List of Rivers of India

India is a land of rivers and there are a number of rivers which are known for its spiritual power and other properties. Given below is a list of most famous rivers in India.


The Ganges or called as Ganga is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through the nations of India and Bangladesh. This river is one of the most sacred rivers of India and Hindus worship this river. Though it is counted as the sacred one but now it is highly polluted.


Gumti, Gomti, Gumati or Gomati is a river flowing through the north-eastern Indian state of Tripura and Bangladesh. On the river that has formed a lake, a dam has been constructed near Dumbur covering 40 square kilometers 15 sq. mi.

Barak River - Manipur

The Barak River is one of the main rivers of Manipur state as well as of northeast India and is a part of the Surma-Meghna River System. It begins from Liyai Khullen Village in Senapati district of Manipur State, where it is the biggest and the most important of all rivers. After Manipur, it flows through Nagaland.

Sutlej - Punjab

The Sutlej River is the longest of the five rivers which flow through the historic crossroads region of Punjab in northern India and Pakistan. The Sutlej River is also called as Satadree.

Kanhan River - Nagpur

The Kanhan River is a vital right bank tributary of the Wainganga River draining a large area which is present at the south of Satpura range in central India. Along with its 275 km run through the Indian States of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, it receives its chief tributary, Pench River which is the main water source for the metropolis of Nagpur.

Mandovi River - Goa

The Mahadayi/Mandovi River or called as Mahadayi or Mhadei river is regarded as the lifeline of Goa. The river has a length of 77 kilometers 48 miles, 29 kilometers 18 miles in Karnataka and 52 kilometers 32 miles in Goa.

Pamba River - Kerala

The Pamba River or known as Pampa River is the third longest river in the South Indian state of Kerala. This river has its relation with old Hindu Epics as according to it Pampa was Lord Brahma's daughter, who was later married to Lord Shiva. In ancient times it was called 'River Baris'.

Bhavani River - Tamil Nadu

Bhavani is a major river in Kongu Nadu region of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the second longest river in Tamil Nadu and a major branch of the Kaveri River. It begins from Nilgiri hills of the Western Ghat.

Penna River - Karnataka

The Penna or called as Pennar is a river of southern India. The Penna begins from Nandi Hills in Chikballapur District of Karnataka state and goes through north and east through the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is 597 kilometers long.

Vellar River - Tamil Nadu

Vellar is a river which begins in the Sheoy Hills and runs through the districts of Salem, Perambalur and Cuddalore in the northern part of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu before going into the Bay of Bengal near Parangipettai. The total length of the Vellar River is around150 kilometers 93 mi.

Thus these are some of the rivers in India.

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