Painganga River

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Picture taken at time of Flood - July 2018

The Painganga River is the chief river of the Buldhana district, Hingoli district, Nanded district, Yavatmal district, Chandrapur district and Washim district in the Maharashtra state in India and flows along the south east boundaries of the district in a winding, meandering course. It is deeply entrenched and not able to be navigated. It rises in the Ajantha range and is a major tributary of the Wardha River, the other major river in the district. It is also divided Marathwada and Vidarbha near Umarkhed city.

There's a small railway station named after the river in Washim district.

River course[edit]

The Penganga or Painganga river originates in the Ajantha ranges in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra. It then flows through Buldhana district and Washim district. It flows through Risod Tehsil of Washim where it gets Kas river as the tributary near Shelgaon Rajgure village and then flows through the border of Washim and Hingoli district. Then it acts as a boundary between Yavatmal district, Chandrapur district and Nanded district of Maharashtra. It then flows along the state border between Maharashtra and Telangana. The small Vidarbha river merged with Painganga river at village Deurwada, Wani, Yavatamal district and Kodsi village, Korpana taluka, Chandrapur district. There is an old Lord Shiva temple at Jugad, Wani the river alliance as an island. Every year at Gurupornima in the November month devotees from other places comes for worship. Before converging into Wardha River near a small village called Wadha in Chandrapur taluka of Chandrapur district. The river gets flooded in rainy and winter season and partially flooded in summer. The total length of the river is 676 km (420 mi). There is a proposal of making a huge dam on the Painganga River.


Adan River, Kas river, Arunavati river, Kayadhu river, Pus river, etc.


The river provides the irrigation to the Washim and Yavatmal districts in Maharashtra. There are two dams being constructed on the river, namely Upper Painganga and Lower Painganga. Also this dam is known as 'Isapur Dam'. This dam is administered by the 'Pusad' taluka. Nearby talukas are Kalamnuri, Pusad, Umarkhed and Hadgaon.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Yavatmal district". Archived from the original on 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-04-13.

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