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Updated: Jun 30, 2021

Karmanasa: A river whose water people are afraid to touch. The name of this river is KARMANASA. The interesting thing is that this river later joins the Ganga river.

There are many rivers in India. Ganga is considered to be the most sacred river of all. people keep the water of Ganga in the house and use it in worship. But today we are going to tell you about a river whose water people are afraid to touch. The name of the river is the KARMANASA River. Interestingly this river joins the river Ganga.

KARMANASA is made up of two words. The first is karma which means work and the other is Nasha which means spoil or destruction. It is believed that touching the water of the KARMANASA River spoils the works and good deeds also get mixed in the soil. There are many stories about this river. People tell that in the past, people living on the bank of this river used to eat fruits and flowers but did not use the water of this river.


Karmansa River between Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

According to the mythological story, King Harishchandra’s father Satyavrat once expressed his desire to go into heaven with his body from his Guru Vashistha. Guru Vashistha refused to do so. After this angry Satyavrat went to the Vishwamitra and repeated the same desire. Along with this, he also told about Vashistha‘s refusal. Due to enmity with Vashishta, Vishwamitra sent the Satyavrat to heaven bodily through his hard penance. Seeing this Indradev got angry and sent him back to the earth with his head turned upside down. Vishwamitra, however with his penance stopped the king between heaven and earth. In such a situation, Satyavrat got stuck in the middle and was called TRISHANKU.


According to the mythological story, Satyavrat was hanging upside down in the earth and sky amidst the war between the gods and Vishwamitra. Meanwhile, saliva started dripping from the mouth of the king and this saliva appeared on the earth in the form of a river. It is said that sage Vashishtha cursed the king to be a Chandaal. Due to the formation of a river from the saliva of Satyavrat, it was called the cursed river, which people still believe today.


Karmanasa River map between bihar and uttar pradesh
Positioning of Karmanasa River on Map

- The Karmanasa river originating in the Kaimur district of Bihar flows through Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. It also divides Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

- The total length of the river- 192KM (116KM in Uttar Pradesh and 76KM flows in the border of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh).

- This river flows through Sonbhadra, Chandauli, Varanasi, and Gazipur in Uttar Pradesh and joins the Ganga near BUXAR.

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Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma
Jun 28, 2021

Interesting 👌 very nice 🙌


Ankita Kumari
Ankita Kumari
Jun 28, 2021

Bahut shandar likhe hai ..keep it up

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