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Parvati River

10th November, 2023 Geography

Parvati River

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  • The body of a trekker who fell into the Parvati River in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district was recently discovered on the river's banks.


  • The Parvati River, also known as the Parbati River, flows through Himachal Pradesh's Parvati Valley.
  • It is a significant tributary of the Beas River.
  • It is called after the Hindu goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva's wife.
  • Course:
  • It flows from the Man Talai Glacier, which is located beneath the Pin Parvati Pass.
  • It flows for around 150 kilometers until joining the Beas River in Bhuntar, about 10 kilometers south of Kullu.
  • Melting glaciers and the South West monsoons feed the river.
  • Tributaries: The streams of Tos, Dibibokori, and Tichi, as well as numerous others, feed this river.
  • The river is well-known for transporting silver ore in its sand.
  • The river's upper reaches have beautiful first-growth woods, which are being destroyed as a result of the development of its immense hydroelectric potential.


India is endowed with a vast and intricate network of rivers, each playing a crucial role in the country's socio-economic and ecological systems. Discuss the significance of major river systems in India and their impact on agriculture, water management, and environmental sustainability.