Narmada River


Narmada River

geographical name

River, central India. Rising in Madhya Pradesh state, it is 801 mi (1,289 km) long. It flows west into the Gulf of Khambhat (Cambay) and forms the traditional boundary between Hindustan and the Deccan. Called Namade by the Greek geographer Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD, it has always been an important route between the Arabian Sea and the Ganges (Ganga) River valley. It is a pilgrimage route for Hindus, who regard it their most sacred river after the Ganges.

Variants of NARMADA RIVER

Narmada River or Nerbudda River

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