Vrishabhavathi River

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The Vrishabhavathi River(Kannada: ವೃಷಭಾವತಿ ನದಿ) is a minor river that flows through the south of the Indian city of Bengaluru.[1] The river was once so pristine that the water from it was used for drinking and used by the famous Gali Anjaneya temple.[2]


The origin of the river is through near the Bull temple in Basavanagudi and she flows through major areas like Guddadahalli, Bapujinagar, RajaRajeshwari Nagar, Kengeri . An interesting fact about the river is that it culminates in a reservoir named after itself Vrishabhavathi Reservoir .[3] It joins Arkavathy River near Kanakapura as a tributary.

Pollution and current concerns[edit]

Currently It is highly polluted due to pollutants from industrial, agricultural and domestic sources.[1][4] The river is today also known as Kengeri Mori[3](Gutter of Kengeri).[5][better reference needed]

In 2005, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dharam Singh proposed to remodel the river valley to include widening of the river, and adopt measures to prevent inundation.[6]


  1. ^ a b S, Kushala (2005-03-21). "Woes flow along Vrishabhavathi basin". Bangalore: The Times of India. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Bharadwaj, Arun. Seen & Unseen Bangalore. https://books.google.com/books?id=vtxxDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT394. pp. https://books.google.com/books?id=vtxxDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT394. 
  3. ^ a b "EVEN STP CAN’T CLEAN UP VRISHABHAVATHY" – via Bangalore Mirror. 
  4. ^ Kumar, Rupesh (2005-03-21). "City sullage killing many a village". Ramanagara: Deccan Herald. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blogspot.in". 
  6. ^ "Experts suggest Vrishabhavathi Valley remodelling". Bangalore: The Hindu. 2005-05-27. Retrieved 30 April 2012.