(Last Updated on : 15/05/2015)
Kathajodi River is an arm of the Mahanadi River
in the Odisha state of India
. River Kathajodi was originally a small stream. The name of the river
hints that it could at one time be crossed by a plank of wood known as katha in Oriya language
Flowing of Kathajodi River
The river branches off at Naraj which is immediately bifurcated thereafter. Its southern branch flows into the Puri district
. The mouth is closed by a bar in order to stop the flow. This river bifurcates a little lower at Gobindpur. Its right branch is known as the Devi and the left as the Biluakhai. Thereafter, it flows in the northern direction, again divides into the Alaka and Kathajodi. This has been cut off at their head by the Devi left embankment.
The river and its branches carry great volume of water
in them during the time of rainy season. Therefore, at the time of high floods
they overflow their banks. In order to save the locals from the ravages of flood, embankments have been erected on their banks where necessary.
Villages and Temple near Kathajodi River
settled near Kathajodi River include Raghunathpur, Matagajapur, Mahura, etc. The Hansanath Temple
, built in the honour of Lord Shiva
, is situated near Kathajodi River. It is famous for Jagar Yatra during Maha Shivaratri
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