Author: Abhishek Singh

Which is the Second Longest River in India

Godavari is the second longest river in India however it is the longest river in Maharashtra. It is flowing west to east for approximately 1465 kilometres (910 miles). It stands second to Ganga, which has a length of 2525 kilometres (1569 miles). Though Godavari is the second longest river flowing within India, technically it stands fourth in terms of length of rivers flowing through India. Brahmaputra is the longest river flowing through India with a total length of 3848 kilometres (2390 miles), but a major length of Brahmaputra serves China and Bangladesh with only a portion of it flowing through the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Indus is the second longest river flowing through India having a total length of 3610 kilometres (2243 miles), but major parts of Indus flow through Pakistan and China. The flow of these longest rivers outside India makes Godavari the second longest river with a length of 1465 Km (910 miles) after Ganga, flowing within Indian boundary. Interesting Facts about Godavari River Godavari is the second longest river flowing within India, after Ganga. Godavari has its source in Triambakeshwar, Maharashtra in Brahmagiri Mountain range of Western Ghats. Though the River originates just 80 Kms from Arabian Sea in West coast, it traverses all the way through central and South East India to drain in the Bay of Bengal in East. The River...

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Which is the Longest River in India

Ganges is the longest River in India with a total length of 2525 Km (1569 mi), flowing east from the North Western Himalayan mountains of Uttrakhand to the Gangetic Plains of North India and into the states of Bihar and West Bengal before finally pouring down into the Bay of Bengal. The Ganges also crosses an International border into Bangladesh and is called ‘Padma’ there. Although, Brahmaputra is the longest river passing through India with a total length of 3848 Km (2390 mile), but it traverses only for 900 Km within Indian boundary, passing through the North Eastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, making Ganga the longest river originated and flowing within Indian boundaries. The Ganges is also the third largest river by rate of flow of water after Amazon and Congo. Ganges is the most sacred river according to Hindu religion and customs. It is a part of almost all the festive occasions of Hindus and is believed to clean the sins of anyone who bathes in it. Throughout its length the river witnesses tremendous religious rituals and activities with many holy cities situated on its banks. Quick Facts about the Ganges Total length of 2525 Kilo meters. Stands third in terms of water flow after Amazon and Congo rivers. Emerges after the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda in Dev Prayag, Uttarakhand. Mythologically believed to be emerging...

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Early Modern History of India

The period of Indian history marked with the advent of Mughal Empire in 16th century up to the age of revolutions in 18th century is usually referred as ‘Early Modern Period’. This period is also referred as ‘Mughal Era’ or the late medieval period which started with the end of Gupta Empire, the ‘Classical Era’ of Indian history. Establishment of the Mughal Empire in 1526 marked the beginning of ‘Early Modern Period’. This period of early modern Indian history had witnessed the rise and fall of many Empires. It was the period rich with stories of valour and bravery displayed by small dynasties and rulers for protecting their Empire from foreign oppressions. This period of history resonates with bravery of the Marathas, Nayak dynasty, and also Sikh dynasty among others. The Revolt of 1857 against East India Company is termed as the first war of independence and it also marks the end of the period of ‘Early Modern Indian History’. In the following article we will go through the events forming the Indian period of ‘Early Modern History’. Beginning of the Mughal Empire The era began with the establishment of Mughal Empire (Urdu- Mughliyah Sultanat) in 1526. Mughal empire was founded by Babur (reigned 1526- 1530). Babur was born as Zahir ud Din Muhammed on 14 February 1483 in Uzbekistan in central Asia.  His idea of invading India was...

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Which is the Longest River in the World

River Nile with a length of approximately 4,258 miles (6,853 kilometres) is considered the longest river in the world. The river passes through eleven countries namely Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt in its course of flow. It flows northward through the tropical climate of eastern Africa into the Mediterranean Sea. With the flow rate of an average volume of 300 million cubic meters (79.2 billion gallons) per day, the river water near Lake Victoria takes around three months to reach the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is separated into two major tributaries where the longer primary stream is called the White Nile and the other the Blue Nile, which carries about two-thirds of the river’s volume of water and silt. Historical Background Regarded as the “Father of Life” and the “Mother of All Men”, the Nile was said to be the source of life for Ancient Egyptians. Scarcity of rainfall in Egypt was also one of the reasons why the river was a significant for the Egyptians as it was the primary resource of fertile Oasis for agriculture. Besides, the river was also considered to be holy for them as they associated it with many Gods and Goddesses and believed that it has the power to perform miracles and bring prosperity in people’s lives. Origin and Source...

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How many rivers are there in India

The river is waylaid by smaller streams and tributaries as it lingers and gushes towards its course to finally shoot and enter into the ocean or sea. River is a natural source of life for mankind. It is both friend and foe; friend because it keeps us alive with its water; foe because it angrily consumes all when it swells into a flood causing havoc and mayhem. Some rivers simply flow underground and dry up along its course before reaching another water body, only to revive with the rainfall; such are called seasonal; whereas perennial rivers are such that always contain water and flow continuously; no matter what. Indian rivers are a pride of the nation because they provide water, irrigate land, river banks are a hustle bustle of small businesses and holy activities; monuments were built alongside or at a short distance; the banks of famous rivers pulsate with life that attracts domestic and foreign tourists. Indian terrain is home to a numerous number of rivers and tributaries that are sketched across in a chequered pattern across its geographical land. They flow from highlands like the Himalayas in North; Western and Eastern Ghats in South. Their sources are icy mountains and glaciers that melt making small streams that join together from various points and places to form a course or direction towards the plains quite naturally. Some of...

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