Varada

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The Varada River[1] (Verada River[2]) is a river in central Karnataka, India. It is a tributary of the Tungabhadra River.

Geography[edit]

The Varada river originates near Vardamoola in Sagar taluk, Shimoga district of Karnataka. It flows through the Western Ghats and enters the central districts of Karnataka, (Haveri and Bellary). The river joins the Tungabhadra River at Galaganath.[3]

It is important to the wellbeing of the Kannada people along its course. Dams have been constructed along the river's course, providing water for irrigation and domestic purposes during summer. There are, however, no major irrigation projects on this river, although the government is considering one.

Cultural significance[edit]

The river has divine association for Indians.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Varada (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Verada (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ Topographic map "Davangere, India, ND-43-07, 1:250,000 Series U502, Army Map Service, November 1958


Coordinates: 14°55′47″N 75°40′56″E / 14.92972°N 75.68222°E / 14.92972; 75.68222