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Rivers in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

Kali Sindh (काली सिंध) is a river in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, that joins the Chambal River at downstream of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. It belongs to the Ganges Basin.

Variants

Origin

The Kali Sindh originates from Bagli (District Dewas) in Madhya Pradesh.

Course

It crosses the State Highway No 18 connecting Indore and state capital Bhopal near Sonkatch (Dewas district in Madhya Pradesh) and blocks the road traffic for hours when in flood. It crosses Shajapur district. Then it makes boundary of Shajapur and Rajgarh districts and enters Jhalawar and Kota districts of Rajasthan. It joins the Chambal River at downstream of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan. It joins Chambal at Nonera village in Baran district of Rajasthan.

The Kali Sindh River is the biggest river flowing in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state. Madhya Pradesh is a prominent state of India where the river covers the maximum portion of Malwa region. The river then joins Chambal River at the downstream of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan state.

The river belongs to the Yamuna basin, being one of the perpetual streams of the state, it is fed by Ahu, Niwaj and Parwan Rivers. The origin point of the river is Vindhya Range and then flowing down further to the north direction through Baran and Jhalawar district. The river meets the Chambal River at Nonera village in Baran district.


The popular place where the Kali Sindh River enters in Rajasthan is in Binda village. The total distance covered by the Kali Sindh River in Rajasthan is 145 kilometers. The river later on merges in Chambal River which is flowing in the Kota district of Nonera Village.


Major tributaries

The main tributaries of the Kali Sindh River are:

  • Parbati - Originating from the northern slopes of Vindhya Range in Madhya Pradesh, it branches out from Kali Sindh River further flowing in Baran district of Rajasthan state. It flows through Jhalawar district and the Kota district of the state. The Parbati River catchment is approximately 3180 square miles. The river from these districts of Rajasthan finally merges at the right bank of Chambal River.

Historical places

काली सिंध

विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[1] ने लेख किया है ...काली सिंध (AS, p.183) - चंबल की सहायक नदी जो इसकी दूसरी सहायक नदी सिंधु से भिन्न है. देखें - सिंधु.

दक्षिण सिंधु नदी

विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[2] ने लेख किया है ...दक्षिण सिन्धु नदी (AS, p.424) मध्य प्रदेश में बहने वाली यमुना नदी की सहायक नदी है। दक्षिण सिन्धु नदी काली सिंध भी हो सकती है जो चंबल नदी की उपनदी है। अवश्य ही पंचनदप्रदेश की प्रसिद्ध नदी सिन्धु से पृथक् करने के लिए ही मध्य प्रदेश की नदी को साहित्य में कहीं-कहीं दक्षिण सिन्धु नदी कहा गया है।

References


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