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The Malaprabha River (Kannada ಮಲಪ್ರಭಾ ನದಿ )is a tributary of the Krishna River and flows through the state of Karnataka in India. It rises in the Western Ghats at an altitude of 792 m in the state's Belgaum district. The river joins Krishna River at Kudalasangama in Bagalkot district.
Malaprabha originates in Kanakumbi which is at 16 km to the west of Jamboti village in Khanapur taluka of Belgaum District in Karnataka, at an altitude of 792.4 meters in the Sahyadri mountains.The Origin of Malaprabha River Marks Shree Mauli Devi Temple situated in R.S.No 127 of Village of Kankumbi which belongs to Yuvaraj Kurtkoti's family and it is known as a pilgrimage Center from the times of mythological origins.The symbol of Rock Carved hand near the source of the river Malaprabha depicts the origin of the river for the purpose of safety showered for the well being of human kind.It is a source of very highly stable mineral water.Presence of discontinuities has major effects on properties of contours at source of river.Permeability is dependent on orientation of the region.
It flows for a distance of 304 km and joins the Krishna river at an altitude of 488 meters in Bagalkot district in Karnataka It also flows through Dharwar District. Hubli city gets its drinking water from this reservoir
Its catchment area is 11549 square kilometers.
Bennihalla, Hirehalla and Tuparihalla are the major tributaries to Malaprabha.
The Navilatirtha Dam (Navil in Kannada means peacock) is constructed near Munavalli in Belgaum District with a storage capacity of 1.07 km³. It irrigates more than 2,000 square kilometres of land. This reservoir is called Renukasagara.
Pilgrimage Centre 
There is an ancient temple of the deity Yellamma on a nearby hill. This is a pilgrimage centre for thousands of devotees. Also famous temples of Aihole Pattadakal and Badami are Located on the Banks of this river. These are listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).
See also 
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