|Map of the River|
|Origin||Mahabaleswar, Maharashtra, India|
|Mouth||Bay of Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, India|
The River Krishna (Sanskrit:कृष्णा नदी))(meaning "dark" (feminine) in Sanskrit, also called the Krishnaveni, is one of the longest rivers of India (about 1300 km in length). WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Mahabaleshwar is a city and a Municipal council in Satara district in the Indian Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country The Bay of Bengal is a bay that forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. Vijayawada ( (విజయవాడ also known as Bezawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India, located on the banks of the Krishna River Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical Sanskrit (sa संस्कृता वाक् saṃskṛtā vāk, for short sa संस्कृतम् saṃskṛtam) is a historical "Riverine" redirects here For the use of that term in Maritime geography, see there India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country It originates from Mahabaleswar in Maharashtra in the west and meets the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh, on the east coast. WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Mahabaleshwar is a city and a Municipal council in Satara district in the Indian Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. The Bay of Bengal is a bay that forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean. Hamasaladeevi is a village in Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. It also flows through the state of Karnataka. Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India The delta of the river is one the most fertile regions in India and was the home to ancient Satavahana and Ikshvaku kings. The Sātavāhanas ( Marathi: सातवाहन Telugu:శాతవాహనులు were a Dynasty which ruled from Junnar ( This article is about king Ikshvaku For other uses see Ikshvaku. Vijayawada is the largest city on river krishna. Vijayawada ( (విజయవాడ also known as Bezawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India, located on the banks of the Krishna River
The legendary source of the river is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev in Mahabaleshwar. Shiva:(pronunciation; Sanskrit: शिव Śiva, lit "Auspicious one" One of the Trimurtis Shiva is the supreme God in the Shaiva Legend has it that Krishna is Lord Vishnu himself as a result of a curse on the trimurtis by Savitri. Also, its tributaries Venna and Koyana are said to be Siva and Brahma themselves. An interesting thing to notice is that 4 other rivers come out from the cow (bull's) mouth apart from Krishna and they all travel some distance before merging into Krishna. The rivers are Koyana, Venna(Veni), Savitri and Gayatri. Gayathripuzha River is one of the main Tributaries of the Bharathapuzha River, the second-longest river in Kerala, South India.
Ecologically, this is one of the disastrous rivers in the world, in that it causes heavy soil erosion during the monsoon season. A monsoon is a seasonal prevailing wind which lasts for several months It flows fast and furious, often reaching depths of over 75 feet (23 m). Ironically, there is a saying in Marathi (language of Maharashtra) "sunt vaahate Krishnamaai" which means "quiet flows Krishna". Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. This term is also used to describe how a person should be, as quiet as Krishna. But, in reality, Krishna causes a high degree of erosion between June and August. During this time, Krishna takes fertile soil from Maharashtra, Karnataka and western Andhra Pradesh towards the delta region. Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India. Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India
Its most important tributary is the Tungabhadra River, which is formed by the Tunga River and Bhadra River that originate in the Western Ghats. The Tungabhadra River is a sacred river in Southern India that flows through the states of Karnataka and part of Andhra Pradesh to merge with the larger The Tunga River ( Kannada:ತುಂಗಾ ನದಿ is a River in Karnataka state southern India. The Bhadra River ( Kannada:ಭದ್ರಾ ನದಿ is a river in Karnataka state in southern India. The Western Ghats ( Kannada ಸಹ್ಯಾದ್ರಿ Marathi / Konkani - सह्याद्री Sahyadri Malayalam സഹ്യപര്വ്വതം Other tributaries include the Koyna River, Bhima River (and its tributaries such as the Kundali River feeding into the Upper Bhima River Basin), Malaprabha River, Ghataprabha River, Yerla River, Warna River, Dindi River, Musi River and Dudhganga River. The Koyna River is a tributary of the Krishna River in western Maharashtra, India. The Bhima River originates in Bhimashankar hills near Karjat on the western side of Western Ghats, known as Sahyadri in Maharashtra state in Kundali River is a river originating in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra and flowing into the Upper Bhima River Basin The Malaprabha River ( Kannada ಮಲಪ್ರಭ ನದಿ)is a tributary river of the Krishna River and flows through the state of Karnataka in India The Ghataprabha river is a tributary of the Krishna River and flows in state of Karnataka, India. See Musi River (Indonesia for the other river with the same name in Indonesia The Musi River is a tributary of Krishna River in
Two big dams have been constructed on the river, one at Srisailam called Srisailam Dam and the other at Nagarjuna Hill. A dam is a barrier that divides waters. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water while other structures such as Floodgates, Levees WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details -->Srisailam is a holy town and Mandal situated in Nallamala hills of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, Srisailam Dam is a Dam constructed across the Krishna River at Srisailam in the Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh The latter, the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, is considered to be the largest earth dam in the world with a natural reservoir spanning tens of square kilometres. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is a Masonry dam built across Krishna River in Nagarjuna Sagar, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Temples like Dattadeva temple, which is very dear to the people of Maharashtra is localed on the banks of Krishna at Narasoba Waadi. Also, Sangameshwar Shiva Temple at Haripur and Ramling Temple are located on the banks of river Krishna near Sangli. The twin cities of Sangli and Miraj are located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, nearly 400 kilometers southeast of Mumbai.
Popular pilgrim spots like Audumber and Narsobawadi are located on the banks of river Krishna near Sangli in Maharashtra state. The twin cities of Sangli and Miraj are located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, nearly 400 kilometers southeast of Mumbai. More pilgrim spots especially that of Srisailam, one of the twelve jyotirlingas which also has a shrine for one of the shaktipeethasis on the river. Nagarjuna konda was a Buddhist centre under Acharya Nagarjuna and once was a centre for buddhist learning. Acharya Nāgārjuna ( Telugu: నాగార్జున (c 150 - 250 CE) was an Indian philosopher the founder of the Madhyamaka Amaravati near Vijayawada is also a buddhist and a Hindu site dedicated to Siva, the international Kalachakra festival was celebrated here with the presence of Dalai Lama. Kālacakra ( Sanskrit: कालचक्र IAST: Kālacakra Telugu: కాలచక్ర) is a Sanskrit term used in Tantric The Dalai Lama is the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people according to Tibetan Buddhism. Vijayawada on its banks has a rich and great temple on the hill of Indrakeeladri a temple of Goddess Kanaka Durga. Vijayawada ( (విజయవాడ also known as Bezawada is the third largest city in Andhra Pradesh, India, located on the banks of the Krishna River Kanaka Durga Temple is Second largest temple in Andhra Pradesh, India.
Three tributaries meet Krishna river near Sangli. Warana River meets Krishna river near Sangli at Haripur. This spot is also known as Sangameshwar. Sangameshwar is a Tehsil in Ratnagiri subdivision of Ratnagiri district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Panchaganga River meets Krishna river at Narsobawadi near Sangli. These places are considered among the holiest in Hindu mythology. Hindu mythology is the large body of Mythology related to Hinduism, notably as contained in Sanskrit literature, such as the Sanskrit epics and It is said that Lord Dattatraya spent some of his days at Audumber on the banks of river Krishna.
Krishna Basin extends over an area of 258,948 km² which is nearly 8% of total geographical area of the country. The basin lies in the states of Karnataka (113,271 km²), Andhra Pradesh (76,252 km²) and Maharashtra (69,425 km²). Karnataka (ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ pronounced) is a state in the southern part of India Maharashtra ( Marathi: mahārāṣṭra, IPA) is a state located on the western coast of India.
Krishna river rises in the Western Ghats at an elevation of about 1337 m just north of Mahabaleshwar, about 64 km from the Arabian Sea and flows for about 1400 km and outfalls into the Bay of Bengal. WikipediaWikiProject Indian cities for details --> Mahabaleshwar is a city and a Municipal council in Satara district in the Indian The principal tributaries joining Krishna are the Ghataprabha, the Malaprabha, the Bhima, the Tungabhadra and the Musi.
Most part of this basin comprises rolling and undulating country except the western border which is formed by an unbroken line of ranges of the Western Ghats. The important soil types found in the basin are black soils, red soils, laterite and lateritic soils, alluvium, mixed soils, red and black soils and saline and alkaline soils.
An average annual surface water potential of 78. 1 km³ has been assessed in this basin. Out of this, 58. 0 km³ is utilisable water. Culturable area in the basin is about 203,000 km², which is 10. 4% of the total culturable area of the country.