It has given its name to the Mahi Kantha agency of Bombay, and also to the mehwasis, marauding highlanders often mentioned in Arabian chronicles.
The exact position of Mahi River origin is Minda Village, which is situated in Dhar district Madhaya Pradesh.
Mahi River, stream in western India. It rises in the western Vindhya Range, just south of Sardarpur, and flows northward through Madhya Pradesh state. Turning northwest, it enters Rajasthan state and then turns southwest to flow through Gujarat state through the north of Vadodara city outskirts and enters the sea by a wide estuary past Khambhat after about a 360-mile (580-km) course. The silt brought down by the Mahi has contributed to the shallowing of the Gulf of Khambhat and the abandonment of its once-prosperous ports. The riverbed lies considerably lower than the land level and is of little use for irrigation.
The river Mahi is worshipped by a lot of people and has a lot of temples and places of worship along its shore. It is popularly described as Mahisagar due to the vastness of the river. The newly formed Mahisagar district in Gujarat derives its name from this pious river.
On the River Mahi there is a dam named mahidam near Banswara in Rajasthan. The whole of Gujarat gets water to drink from the dam. The dam is made up of mud with 16 gates in it. It has many aligators, crocodiles and turtles in it. The current in charge of Mahi dam is Jagarnath Singh. It was built under the supervision of Banwarilal Gupta.