The river however changes it's course from southeast to south near Boudh town but after passing a few kilometer it again takes a southeastern course on rocky, solid and irregular bed. After that the river moves eastward in winding course and lies few kilometers west of Tikarpara into Barmul canyon, which is locally known as Satakosia Gonda. The Gorge is 22 Kms. long and here the river meanders round wooded hills, 457 to 915 meter in height, crags and peaks of rare beauty are found along the river's course on both sides. Total length of Mahanadi since the origin is 832 Kms. of which only 77 Kms. crosses on southwest periphery of this district.
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