Origin of Banas River - Longest river flowing only in Rajasthan

Origin of Banas River - Longest river flowing only in Rajasthan, it tells about the origin point of Banas River from the Vero Ka Math to its end point.

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Today we are going to tell you about a river at whose origin Lord Parashuram gave teachings to Angraj Karna.

Parshuramji atone for the murder of his mother by taking a bath at a place called Matrikundiya on this river. Not one, not two, but three Triveni Sangam pilgrimage sites are built on this river.

The most important thing is that both the origin and the ending point of this river have the status of pilgrimage sites. This is the river near which the battle of Haldighati took place.

So today we only give you information about this longest river of Rajasthan flowing in Rajasthan, let's start.

Specialties of Banas River

The name of the river about which we are going to talk today is Banas River. Another name of this river is "Van ki Aas" i.e. hope of the forest.

Banas River is the largest river of Rajasthan, which flows a distance of 512 kilometers from its origin.

Because of the Banas river, the culture of Mewar is called Banas culture. Many ancient civilizations have flourished on the banks of this river.

The Battle of Haldighati took place between the forces of Maharana Pratap and Emperor Akbar in 1576 AD on the banks of Banas River inside Khamnor.

Banas river, originating from the Vero Ka Math in Rajsamand, passing through Barwada, Kathar, Khamnour, Nathdwara, Kankroli, Railmagra, crossing Chittor, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Tonk, Bundi districts and reaches Chambal at a place named Rameshwar Ghat on the border of Madhya Pradesh in Sawaimadhopur district.

Origin of Banas River

The origin of Banas river is from a place called Vairon ka Math, to the east of Jarga mountain between Kumbhalgarh and Saira, that is, the Banas river starts from a place called Vairon ka Math.

This place is considered very sacred. Along with the temple, the cave in which Parashuramji taught Angraj Karna is still present here.

Dam on Banas River

There are three big dams built on Banas river. These dams are Nandasamand in Rajsamand district, Bisalpur in Tonk district and Isarda dam in Sawai Madhopur district.

Along with this, a dam is also built on Banas river at a place called Matrikundiya in Chittorgarh. Matrikundiya is a big pilgrimage site. Here Parashuramji had atoned for the murder of his mother.

Triveni Sangam on Banas River

There are three places in different districts on Banas River where two more rivers meet. In this way three rivers together form Triveni Sangam.

This Triveni Sangam is considered and worshiped like a pilgrimage site. There are three Triveni Sangams on Banas River namely Bigod in Bhilwara, Rajmahal in Tonk and Rameshwar Ghat in Sawaimadhopur.

Triveni Sangam is formed by the confluence of Banas, Bedach and Menali rivers at Bigod, Banas, Khari and Dai rivers at Rajmahal and Banas, Chambal and Seep rivers at Rameshwar Ghat.

Tributaries of Banas River

The major tributaries of Banas river are Bedach, Kothari, Khari, Dai, Morel, Mansi, Dhund, Kalisil, Menali etc.

Kothari River

Kothari river originates from Diwer hills in Rajsamand and joins Banas at Nandarai in Bhilwara. Meja Dam is built on Kothari River near Mandal town in Bhilwara district.

Khari River

The Khari river originates from the Bijral hills north of Diwer in Rajsamand and joins the Banas at a place called Rajmahal in Tonk. Khari Dam in Bhilwara and Narayan Sagar Dam in Ajmer are built on this river.

Dai River

The Dai River originates from Nasirabad in Ajmer and joins the Banas at a place called Rajmahal in Tonk.

Morel Aur Kalisil River

Morel river from Chainpura in Jaipur and Kalisil river meets Karauli in Banas. The famous temple of Kela Devi is built on the banks of Kalisil river.

Menali River

Menali river joins Banas river at a place called Bigod near Mandalgarh in Bhilwara. Menal waterfall is situated on this Menali river which is said to be the highest waterfall of Rajasthan.

Bedach or Ayad River

The most important tributary of Banas river is Bedach. This river is also known as Ayad. Four capitals of Mewar are connected with this river.

This river originates from the hills of Gogunda, a capital of Mewar and is connected to the other three capitals Ayad, Udaipur and Chittor.

The origin of the Bedach river is the hills near the temple of Amba Mata situated in the eastern direction of Gogunda. The temple of Amba Mata was called the gateway to Gogunda in the medieval period.

Bedach river originates from Gogunda hills and joins Fatehsagar lake in the form of a canal via Jhalon ka Guda, Naya Guda, Madar, Thur, Chikalwas.

From Fatehsagar it flows through Ayad in the form of Ayad River and goes to Udayasagar Dam. After Udaysagar, it flows as Bedach river and joins Banas river at a place called Bigod near Mandalgarh in Bhilwara.

Gambhiri River

Ghosunda Dam is built on Bedach River in Chittor. Gambhiri river flowing from Madhya Pradesh joins it in Chittor itself. Gambhiri Dam is built on Gambhiri River in Chittor.

So you must have understood how important Banas River is for Rajasthan. Even though this river has changed from perennial to rainy with time, its importance is now greater than ever.

Whenever you get a chance, you must see the religious tourist places built on top of it like Veron Ka Math, Matrikundiya, Bigod, Rameshwar Ghat etc.

That's all for today, we hope you liked the information given by us. Please share your opinion by commenting.

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Map location of the origin place of Banas River

Images of the origin place of Banas River

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Origin of Banas River 2


Ramesh Sharma {M Pharm, MSc (Computer Science), PGDCA, MA (History), CHMS}

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