Tapti River

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Tapti (Tapi)
Surya Putri
River
Country  India
States Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat
Cities Multai, Betul, Burhanpur, Bhusawal, Surat
Source
 - location Betul District
Mouth Gulf of Khambhat (Arabian Sea)
 - location Dumas, Surat, Gujarat
Length 724 km (450 mi) approx.
Discharge for Dumas Beach
 - average 489 m3/s (17,269 cu ft/s) [1]
 - max 9,830 m3/s (347,143 cu ft/s)
 - min 2 m3/s (71 cu ft/s)

The Tapti River (or Tapi)[2] is a river in central India between the Godavari and Narmada rivers. It flows westwards over a length of 724 km (449.9 mi) before draining through the Gulf of Khambhat into the Arabian Sea.[3] It flows through Surat, and is crossed by the Magdalla ONGC Bridge.[4]

Prakasha Barage on Tapti River, at Prakasha

Etymology[edit]

The river is supposedly named after the goddess Tapti, the daughter of Surya, the Sun god, who according to legend founded the Kuru Dynasty when she married King Samvarna.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tapti Basin Station: Kathore". UNH/GRDC. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  2. ^ Herne, P. (1855). "XXIII: Domus. Surat. The nature of the jungles beyond. A boa constrictor. A tiger. A lion. Terrible conflict. A Banyan tree.". Perils and Pleasures of a Hunter's Life; or the Romance of Hunting by Peregrine Herne (PDF). Cornell University Library. p. 194–204. Retrieved 2017-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Tapi River / Tapti River". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 29 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Truck falls into Tapi River from Magdalla Bridge, driver missing". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Mittal, J.P. (2006). History of ancient India : a new version. New Delhi: Atlantic. p. 412. ISBN 9788126906161. Retrieved 21 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 21°06′N 72°41′E / 21.100°N 72.683°E / 21.100; 72.683