90 percent of India’s rivers discharge their water into the Bay of Bengal and reset in the Arabian Sea. So, let’s see some Major Rivers Of India.
The drainage systems flowing into the Arabian and the Bay of Bengal are separated by a water divide extending approximately along the Western Ghats, Aravalli, and Yamuna Sutlej divide.
Let’s see how many Name, Source, and fall into.
|S. No||Name||Originates form||Falls Into|
|1.||Ganges||Combined Sources||Bay of Bengal|
|2.||Sutlej||Mansarovar Rakas Lakes||Cheneb|
|3.||Indus||Near Mansarover Lake||Arabian|
|4.||Ravi||Kull Hills near Rohtang Pass||Chenab|
|5.||Beas||Near Rohit Pass||Sulitej|
|6.||Jhelum||Verinag in Kashmir||Chenab|
|8.||Chambal||Singar Chouri Peak, Vindhyan escarpment||Yamuna|
|10.||Kosi||Near Gosain Dham Peak||Ganga|
|13.||Brahmaputra||Near Mansarovar Lake||Bay of Bengal|
|14.||Narmada||Amarkantak||Gulf of Khambat|
|15.||Tapit||Brtul District in Madhya Pradesh||Gulf of Khambat|
|16.||Mahanadi||Raipur District in Chhattissgarh||Bay of Bengal|
|17.||Luni||Aravalli||Rann of Kachchh|
|19.||Sabarmti||Mewar hill, Aravallis||Gulf of Khambat|
|20||Krishna||Western Ghats||Bay of Bengal|
|21.||Godavari||Nasik district in Maharashtra||Bay of Bengal|
|22.||Cauveri||Brahmagir Range of Western Ghats||Bay of Bengal|
- The rivers in India play an important role in the lives of the people.
- The rivers also have an important role in Hindu Religion and are considered holy by many Hindus in the country. Seven major rivers along with their numerous tributaries make up the river system of India.
- All major rivers of India originate from one of the following main watersheds: Aravalli range Himalaya and Karakoram ranges Sahyadri or Western Ghats in western India Vindhya and Satpura ranges and Chotanagpur plateau in central India Himalayan glaciers in the Indian subcontinent are broadly divided into the three river basins, namely the Indus, Ganga and Brahmaputra.
- Second Largest of Ganga’s southern tributaries Gandak – 652 kilometres (405 mi) Starts from Nepal Kosi – 625 kilometres (388 mi) Starts from Nepal Brahmaputra – 3,969 kilometres (2,466 mi) Merges with Ganga to form the grand river (but short in length) – Padma in Bangladesh.
- By now, flow velocity of both rivers slow down to considerable extent as they are in plains now.
- The Indus is 3,249 kilometres (2,019 mi) long.