Origin of Sabarmati River - Sabarmati river starts from here in Rajasthan

Origin of Sabarmati River - Sabarmati river starts from here in Rajasthan, it tells about the origin point of the Sabarmati river in Udaipur Rajasthan.

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Do you know that the river on the banks cities like Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar are situated in Gujarat, starts from Rajasthan i.e. the origin of this river is in Rajasthan.

Mahatma Gandhi's residence was also on the banks of this river which is now more famous by the name of Sabarmati Ashram.

Today we will learn about the origin of Sabarmati, this major river of Gujarat and see the place from where this river starts. So let's get started.

Introduction to Sabarmati River

Sabarmati river flowing in the west direction is not only in Gujarat but also one of the major rivers of India, whose total length is 371 kilometers.

Out of these 371 kilometers, this river flows only 48 kilometers in Rajasthan, the remaining 323 kilometers flows in Gujarat.

This river starts from the Aravali mountain range in Udaipur district of Rajasthan and flows through the districts of Sabarkantha, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad etc. of Gujarat and falls into the Gulf of Khambhat of the Arabian Sea.

As we told earlier that along with the cities like Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar being situated on the banks of this river, an important place like Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram is also situated.

On this river, near Dharoi village of Mehsana district, there is a dam built in 1971 which is called Dharoi Dam. Through the Dharoi Dam Scheme, the water of this river is used for irrigation and electricity generation in Gujarat.

Sabarmati River in Rajasthan

Sabarmati river in Rajasthan starts from the hills of the north-western region, a few kilometers ahead of Gogunda in Udaipur and flows into Gujarat via Kotra.

Sabarmati River in Rajasthan is known as Wakal River. The most important tributary of Wakal river is Mansi.

Mansi River flows from the eastern direction of Wakal River. The dam built on Mansi river is called Mansi Vakal Dam.

The second tributary of Wakal River is Sei River which flows from the western direction of Wakal River. Sei Dam is built on Sei River.

The combined stream of three rivers Wakal, Mansi and Sei is called Sabarmati River in Gujarat.

Origin of Sabarmati River (Wakal River)

It is believed that the Wakal river flowing to the south of Gogunda originates from the hills of the western part of the southern mountain range of Gogunda, the old capital of Maharana Pratap.

This river originates from the Andet mountains in front of Dadiya village, about 5 kilometers west of Gogunda.

From here this river flows in the south direction via Padavali, Ogana, Manpur, Kotada and reaches Idar in Gujarat. In Gujarat it is known as Sabarmati River.

Sabarmati river is clearly shown in Google Map. If we look carefully at Google Map, we find that the Sabarmati river originates from the hills of Semtal and Obra villages, a few kilometers further north-west of Gogunda.

A dam is also built here which is called Bhuj ka Naka. This dam is very big and is filled with water far and wide.

Origin of Mansi River

If we talk about Mansi river, a tributary of Wakal river, then Mansi river, flowing south of Gogunda, originates from the hills of the eastern part of the southern mountain range of Gogunda.

This river flows through Majavad, Palewa Valley, Undithal and comes to the Mansi Wakal Dam of Gorana. Mansi Wakal Dam receives water from Sukher Ka Naka, Akodada Dam and Madri Dam.

From Mansi Wakal Dam, this river passes through Jhadol, Badrana, Lakha Gudha, Oda and joins Wakal River at a place called Birothi.

Origin of Sei River

The origin of Sei river, a tributary of Sabarmati river, is Padrada and Saravan hills in the Bhomat plateau, 25 kilometers away from Gogunda.

From here this river divides into two parts. One part of the river passes through the Math of Mewars and the other part passes through Malwa Ka Chaora and joins Devla again. Beyond Devla, this river flows into Sei Dam.

Sei Dam situated between Deola and Pindwara is built to impound the water of this river. From this dam the river water is taken to Jawai Dam through a tunnel.

There is also Kali Bor Dam near Sei Dam, whose water also joins this river beyond Sei Dam. From here, this water flows through Tilarni, Navania, Bhuri Dhebar, Bakhel, Chandrana, Kajwas in Gujarat and joins the Sabarmati river near Vadnal.

Water of Bekariya Var Dam

Along with this, the water flowing from Semar Mal, Peepal Mal, Merpur and surrounding hills fills the Bekaria War dam near Kyara village. From here, this water flows through Khajuria, Nayawas and joins the Sabarmati river beyond Umbarva in Gujarat.

In this way we can understand that the water of many small rivers from the mountains of the north-western region of Udaipur meets and turns into the Sabarmati River.

Beyond Rajasthan, in Gujarat, the waters of some other rivers join this river, making it the main river of Gujarat.

How to reach the origin of Sabarmati River?

Now let us tell you how to reach the origin of Sabarmati river according to Google Map?

According to Google Map, the origin of Sabarmati river is near Semtal village ahead of Gogunda. The distance here from Udaipur Railway Station is about 44 kilometers. The distance from Gogunda to the source of Sabarmati river is about 7 kilometers.

To reach here you will have to go to Gogunda from Udaipur Pindwara Highway. Beyond Gogunda, take a right turn and go to the dam on the left side, a little ahead of Semtal village. This is the place from where the Sabarmati River begins.

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Map location of the origin place of Sabarmati river

Images of the origin place of Sabarmati River

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

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