Top 10 Most Famous Rivers of India

In India ‘Rivers’ have great importance and people in India are largely affected by the rivers. Every Indian considers river as a god and do worship under the name of the rivers. So, rivers have great religious importance to Indians. In agriculture, transportation, industrial production, electricity production, rivers play an important role. There are many rivers in India, but all are not famous. Here is a chart of top 10 most famous rivers in India.

10. Tapti

Length in Km. Area covered Originates from Ends in Places benefited
724 65,145 Sq.Km. Bettul Arabian sea, Gulf of Khambat Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

Tapti is also called Tapti River and regarded as the daughter of Lord Surya. It flows from east to west in the central India. Tapti runs through Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat and then ends up there in the Arabian Sea. There are many pilgrimages in the bank of Tapti.

9. Kaveri

Length in Km. Area covered Originates from Ends in Places benefited
805 87,900 Sq.Km. Hills of Coorg, Karnataka Bay of Bengal Karnataka and Tamilnadu

Kaveri is in Indian peninsula and the smallest river in this peninsula and is considered as the most sacred river in Southern India. South Indians consider this river as the Ganges. Kaveri is also known as Ganges of south. The River Kaveri flows through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

8. Mahanadi

Length in Km. Area covered Originates from Ends in Places benefited
858 1,41,600 Sq.Km. Amarkantak Plateau Bay of Bengal Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa

It is an important river in eastern India and runs through Chattisgarh and Odisha. Mahanadi drains through the substantial part of Indian peninsular. Hirakund dam, one of the largest dam in India, is built on this River.

7. Narmada

Length in Km. Area covered Originates from Ends in Places benefited
1312 98,796 Sq.Km. Amarkantak hill in Madhya Pradesh Arabian sea Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

Narmada means one who gifts (endows) the bliss and acts as a boundary between south India and North India. This river is also known as the daughter of Lord Shiva. Narmada runs through Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

6. Yamuna

Length in Km. Area covered Originates from Ends in Places benefited
1370 3,59,000 Sq.Km. Garhwall in Yamunotri Bay of Bengal Delhi, Haryana and UP

The river runs its journey from Jamunotri, north of Himalayan Ranges and considered as holy Indian river. Yamuna is known as the daughter of god Surya and the sister of Yama. It is the Mahabharata famous river and believed that lord Krishna played near this river.

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