(Last Updated on : 03/12/2014)
Chandrabhaga River is one of the important rivers in Amaravati district
. It is also the tributary of Purna River
, it forms a part of Tapti
-Purna river system.
Chandra River flows from the base of the main Himalayan range in the Lahaul and Sipti district
towards the south to merge with the Bhaga River in the downstream of Keylong. The combined river is called 'Chandrabhaga River' and it flows to the north-west. These two rivers join in Tandi and later Chenab
, a major tributary of Indus River
. It is one of the fastest flowing rivers of India
The main stream of Chandrabhaga River raises just down the Vairat plateau in the Chikhaldara
hills. There the Chandrabhaga River takes an eastward course draining the south slopes of Chikhaldara
and Gawilgarh plateaus. There is a dam on the Chandrabhaga River as it comes out of the valley. Chandrabhaga River takes a more southward turn from the dam and passes through the town of Daryapur
before it meets with Purna River on the border of Amravati District and Akola district
Bhuleshwari River is a chief tributary of Chandrabhaga River that meets it just before Daryapur. Sapan River and Bichan River flowing through Achalpur and Paratwada are other affluent streams of Chandrabhaga River.
Chandrabhaga River is different from the Bhima River
, which is popularly called as Chandrabhaga at Pandharpur.
Saga of Chandrabhaga River
Chandrabhaga is borne out of love. It is said that the daughter of the moon 'Chandra' and the son of the Sun 'Bhaga' fell in love and decided to take a long walk circumambulating the holy mountains of 'Lahaul'. After many a winding course they fall into an undying embrace in their togetherness at 'Tandi' to give rise to 'Chandrabhaga'. In legend and also in reality, 'Chandrabhaga' continues to inspire lovers on its banks and around its thresholds.
Pollution in Chandrabhaga River
Chandrabhaga River is revered by millions of devotees from all over India. Devotees bathe in the Chandrabhaga River. No proper toilet facilities are made available by the administration department of the Government of Maharashtra. Therefore, the devotees have no other alternative but to use the open ground on the banks of the river. Various chemicals and wastes are also being discharged from the sugar factories that are located near the river.