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The Shipra River also spelt, as Kshipra is a river in that flows in the state of Madhya Pradesh, which is located in central India. The river originates in the Vindhya Range, which is in the north of Dhar. It then flows in the south direction across the Malwa plateau to join the Chambal River. It is a perennial river and is considered as sacred as the Ganga River by the Hindus.
The holy city of Ujjain is located on the right bank of the Shipra River. The famous Kumbh Mela takes place in this city. Devotees come here with the believe that a dip in the river washes away their sins. People also come here to perform funeral rites for the departed souls. There are hundreds of Hindu shrines along the banks of the Shipra River.
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