Malaprabha River

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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.[1] 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 River originates in the Sahyadri mountains at an altitude of 792.4 meters at Kanakumbi village 16 km west of Jamboti village, Khanapur taluka, Belgaum District, Karnataka. At the origin of the Malaprabha is an ancient temple dedicated to Shree Mauli Devi. The temple is situated in R.S. No. 127 of Kankumbi which belongs to Yuvaraj Kurtkoti's family. Malaprabha birthplace is a pilgrimage center with mythological origins. A symbol in rock carved by 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 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.

Malaprabha flows a distance of 304 km from Kanakumbi-Khanapur-Soundatti (Malaprabha Dam)-Nargund-Kudalasangam before joining river Krishna at an altitude of 488 meters at Kudala Sangama in Bagalkot district.

Yuvaraj Kurtkoti's family is unknown in the village of Kankumbi where the temple of Mauli devi is based. Can you ellaborate details of Yuvraj Kurtkoti's family. Our existence is proved since long in the village along with our ancestors and any such kind of Yuvraj kurtkoti's Family is unknown for us and our ancestors—DeepeshChowgule 08:25, 16 November 2014 (UTC)by government of India


Bennihalla, Hirehalla and Tuparihalla are the major tributaries to Malaprabha of Dharwad district.


Navilateertha Dam, near Saundatti, Belgaum District,North Karnataka

Navilatirtha Dam (Navil in Kannada means peacock) is situated between Saundatti and Munavalli in Belgaum District. The reservoir created by the dam is called Renukasagara, its catchment area is 11549 km³. This reservoir irrigates more than 2000 km³ of agricultural land.

Pilgrimage Centre[edit]

There is an ancient temple of the deity Yellamma on a nearby hill. This is a pilgrimage centre for thousands of devotees. Also the famous temples of Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami are located on the banks of the Malaprabha. These are listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).

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