Purna River (tributary of Tapti)

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Purna river
River Purna in Summer.jpg
River Purna at Manegaon
Name origin: Purna river - Complete river
Country  India
States Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra
Regions Vidarbha, Khandesh
Districts Betul District, Amravati, Akola, Buldhana, Jalgaon
 - left Pedhi River[1], Mūrna River, Mūn River, Dnyanganga River, Vishwaganga River, Nalganaga River
 - right Arna River, Bodi River, Chandrabhaga River, Ban River, Shahanur River
Landmark Muktainagar,Changdeva
Source Pokhrani Village
 - location Satpura Range, Baitul district, Gawilgarh ranges, Madhya Pradesh
 - coordinates 21°30′N 77°46′E / 21.500°N 77.767°E / 21.500; 77.767
Mouth Tapti river
 - location Changdev, Jalgaon, Muktainagar, Maharashtra
 - coordinates 21°5′45″N 76°0′36″E / 21.09583°N 76.01000°E / 21.09583; 76.01000Coordinates: 21°5′45″N 76°0′36″E / 21.09583°N 76.01000°E / 21.09583; 76.01000

The Purna River is a river of Western India. It is one of the chief tributaries of Tapti river and empties in it at Changdev in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.


The word purna means complete in Sanskrit. Purna River was also called as Payoshni or Paisani.[citation needed] It is Sanskrit word meaning ambrosia. There are other rivers too, viz. Khadakpurna, Katepurna, referred to as Purna.

Lots of comparative society's name given after Purna river.like' Purnamai Vidyalaya'; in this name Purna is river and Maai means Mother.Purna is a major tributary of Tapi river .


Purna is the main water source for Malkapur region. It rises in the eastern Satpura Range of southern Madhya Pradesh state, and flows westward, draining Maharashtra's Marathwada, Vidarbha region before merging with the Tapti river.

The watershed lies mostly in eastern Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state and is nearly 18,929 km².[2]

It originates in Pokharni Village which is 2 km away from Bhainsdehi. Bhainsdehi is a tehsil in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, adjoining Amravati district of Maharashtra and flows through Akola, Buldhana, and Jalgaon districts. The total length of the river is 334 km.[2] Many religious places are present near the river.


Purna meet to Tapi at Changdev village in to the Muktainagar taluka of Jalgaon District in North Maharashtra,Maharashtra state of India.Devoties believe this meeting place (Sangam) of two rivers is Holy place ( pavitra sthan).here temple of Changdeva Maharaj is present.

River tributaries[edit]

Here are the Purna river , with their tributaries


A panorama of Purna River, Dhupeshwar, Malkapur


  1. ^ "Amravati: Rivers". The Gazetteer Department, Maharashtra State Government. 1968. 
  2. ^ a b Jain, SK; Agrawal, PK; Singh, VP (2007). Hydrology and Water Resources of India. Springer. p. 564. ISBN 978-1-4020-5179-1.