About Krishna river
Krishna river is one of the longest rivers in India with its approximate length around 1300km( 800 miles). Krishna river is fed with seasonal rains during monsoon, which makes its flow fast and furious. Krishna river has several tributaries with Tungabhadra being its largest tributary. In terms of length, Bhima river is the longest tributary of the Krishna river with an approximate size of more than 800km.
Krishna district, Vijayawada, the largest city on the river, controls its flow of water into a system of canals that is further used for irrigation purposes. A number of hydroelectric plants are also situated on the river which harnesses its energy potential.
The river also has cultural importance and is revered as sacred by Hindus. It is believed that all the sins committed can be removed by taking a bath in the river. It attracts people for its Krishna Pushkaram fair, which takes place after twelve years.
The river bears the name of Lord Krishna- the beloved lord who is worshipped all around the country. A common saying in Marathi which translates into “quiet and slow flows Krishna” is ironic to the mighty Krishna river.
States like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are blessed to have the Krishna river which provides water for irrigation. Especially in the case of Maharashtra, the river Krishna has a rich cultural and religious significance. It is due to river Krishna that agriculture and economy thrive in the districts of Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur.
The river Krishna is an eastern flowing peninsular river and is the fourth largest river in India. The river basin formed is triangular in shape and receives most of its rainfall during the south-west monsoon. The riverbank is lined with ghats along the stretch of the river. It was beloved that Lord Rama and Goddess Sita once inhabited it during their fourteen years of exile.
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