Thursday, February 05, 2009

Bhima Amaraja Confluence [Sangamam-Ganagapur]

The water of the rivers Bhima and Amaraja, especially at the spot of their confluence, are considered extremely holy which is called as Sangamam.
Bhima River :
Rising in the western ghats to the east of Mumbai, the Bhima River is one of the major confluents of the Krishna River. The river rises from the Bhimashankar hills near Karjat on the western side of the Western Ghats at an altitude of about 945 m above the sea level.The Bhima River flows in the southeast direction for seven hundred and twenty five kilometers covering the states of Maharastra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
In the course of the journey it meets many small rivers. The major tributaries of this river around Pune are Kundali River, Ghod River, Bhama River, Indrayani River, Mula River, Mutha River and Pawana River. The Indrayani, Mula, Mutha and Pawana flow through Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad city. The major tributaries of Bhima in Solapur are Chandani, Kamini, Moshi, Bori, Sina, Man, Bhogwati and Nira. The Bhima meets the Nira River in Narsinghpur in Malshiras taluka in Solapur district. The last 298 km of its course is in Karnataka where it merges with the Krishna River near Kudlu in Raichur District.
The total basin area of the river is 48,631 square kilometers out of which seventy five percent lie in the state of Maharastra. The banks of the Bhima River are densely populated and form a fertile agricultural land. The river also causes floods due to heavy rainfall it receives during the monsoon.

How to Reach :
Location : Ganagapur
Road :Ganagapur is at 40 Km distance from Gulbarga and 94 Km from Sholapur.Ganagapur is 250 Km from Hyderabad and 650 Km from Bangalore.
Rail :The Railway Station at Gangapur is called as Gangapur Road, Mumbai to Ganagapur Rail Distance is 526 Kms.Chennai - Mumbai,Bangalore -Mumbai and Hyderabad - Mumbai trains stop here.
Air : Nearest air port is Pune and Hyderabad International air port at a distance of 275 km. 


Vijay said...

Good information.. please give some more.

Srinivas said...

Any one you please send the full address of the temple and Bhima-Amaraja sangamam.


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