(Last Updated on : 19/01/2009)
The Gomti River originates from the east of Pilibhit town at a height of 200 meters. The river is also known by the names as Gumti or Gomati. The Gomti River is a tributary of the Ganges River. The river drains the area between river Ramganga and Sharda. After flowing through the districts of Lucknow, Barabhanki, Sultanpur, Faizabad and Jaunpur, it joins with River Ganga. On the banks of the river are located the cities of Lucknow, Sultanpur and Jaunpur.
The river originates near the Maldo Tada town of Pilibhit. The river extends to about 900 km. The river appears to be a thin stream till it reaches Mohamadi. It is from here onwards it takes the shape of a river. From here it is joined by another prominent tributary called Sarayan. The other major tributary is the Sai River. Then it reaches the Lucknow city and meanders through the city.
According to the Hindu Mythology, the river is the daughter of Sage Vashistha and it is believed that bathing in the rivers would wash away ones sins.
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