The sources of this story Maa Tapati daughter of Sun
The sources of this story are the Ramayan , Purana & the Mahabharata. The period is considered as Satyuga , Tretayuga , Dawapar yuga & Kalyuga according to old Indian literature & mythology. Tapati is Name was Aadi Ganga. In India, as elsewhere, the folk of the spirit world might woo or be wooed by impressionable mortals. A Gandharva related to Arjuna, the Pandava prince, by whom he was defeated in single combat, the "charming story", as he called it, of King Samvarana (the Lunar Dynasty) and the fairy-like Tapati, a daughter of the sun god, Surya.Tapati was of all nymphs the most beautiful; she was "perfectly symmetrical" and "exquisitely attired"; she had "faultless features, and black, large eyes"; and, in contrast to an Apsara, she "was chaste and exceedingly well conducted". For a time the sun god considered that no husband could be found who was worthy of his daughter; and therefore "knew no peace of mind, always thinking of the person he should select". One day,however, King Samvarana worshipped the sun, and made offerings of flowers and sweet perfumes, and Surya resolved to bestow his daughter upon this ideal man. It came to pass that Samvarana went a-hunting deer on the mountains. He rode swiftly in pursuit of a nimble-footed stag, leaving his companions behind, until his steed expired with exhaustion. Then he wandered about alone. In a secluded wood he beheld a maiden of exquisite beauty; he gazed at her steadfastly for a time, thinking she was a goddess or "the embodiment of the rays emanating from the sun". Her body was as radiant as fire and as spotless as the crescent moon; she stood motionless like to a golden statue. The flowers and the creepers round about partook of her beauty, and "seemed to be converted into gold". She was Tapati, daughter of the sun. The king's eyes were captivated, his heart was wounded by the arrows of the love god Kama; he lost his peace of mind. At length he spoke and said: "Who art thou, O fair one? O maiden of sweet smiles, why dost thou linger in these lonely woods? I have never seen or heard of one so beautiful as thee. The love god tortures me." That lotus-eyed maiden made no answer; she vanished from sight like to lightning in the clouds. The king hastened through the forest, lamenting for her: he searched in vain; he stood motionless in grief; he fell down on the earth and swooned. Then, smiling sweetly, the maiden appeared again. In honeyed words she spoke, saying: "Arise, thou tiger among kings. It is not meet that thou shouldst lose thy reason in this manner." Samvarana opened his eyes and beheld Tapati. Weak with emotion he spoke and said: "I am burning with love for thee, thou black-eyed beauty, O accept me. My life is ebbing away. I have been bitten by Kama, who is even like a venomous snake. Have mercy on me.
O thou of handsome and faultless features, O thou of face like unto the lotus or the moon, O thou of voice sweet as that of singing Kinnaras, my life now depends on thee. Without thee, O timid one, I am unable to live. It behoveth thee not, O black-eyed maid, to cast me off; it behoveth thee to relieve me from this affliction by giving me thy love. At the first sight thou hast distracted my heart. My mind wandereth. Be merciful; I am thy obedient slave, thy adorer. O accept me. . . . O thou of lotus eyes, the flame of desire burneth within me. O extinguish that flame by throwing on it the water of thy love. . . . " Tapati replied: "I am not mistress of mine own self. I am a maiden ruled by my father. If thou dost love me, demand me of him. My heart hath been robbed by thee." Then, revealing her identity, Tapati ascended to heaven, and once again Samvarana fell upon the earth and swooned. The ministers and followers of the king carne searching for him, and found him "lying forsaken on the ground like a rainbow dropped from the firmament". They sprinkled his face with cool and lotus-scented water. When he revived, the monarch sent away all his followers except one minister. For twelve days he worshipped the sun constantly on the mountain top. Then a great Rishi, whom he had sent for, came to him, and the Rishi ascended to the sun. Ere long he returned with Tapati, the sun god having declared that Samvarana would be a worthy husband for his daughter. For twelve years the king lived with his fairy bride in the mountain forests, and a regent ruled over the kingdom. But although the monarch enjoyed great bliss, living the life of a Celestial, the people of the kingdom suffered greatly. For twelve years no rain fell, "not even a drop of dew came from the skies, and no corn was grown". The people were afflicted with famine; men grew reckless, and deserted their wives and children; the capital became like to a city of the dead. Then a great Rishi brought Samvarana back to his capital with his Celestial bride. And after that things became as they were before. Rain fell in abundance and corn was grown. "Revived by that foremost of monarchs of virtuous soul, the capital and the country became glad with exceeding joy." A son was born to the king, and his name was Kuru. [From "Indian Myth and Legend" by Donald A. Mackenzie (1913), CHAPTER IV (Demons and Giants and Fairies)] Legand about Tapti river.The Tapti is the one of few Indian rivers that flows westward and falls into the Arabian Sea, in the Gulf of Khambat, to be precise. Mostly river flows eastward and falls into the bay of Bengal.
According to the Puranas, ancient Hindu texts, the Tapti is the daughter of the Sun god, Surya, who created her to save himself from his own intense heat. Tapti is also known as Tapi (taken from the Sanskrit word taap, which means heat). In the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, it is mentioned that Tapti had married Sanvaran & the mother of Kuru, from whom the Kuru Dynasty started. From Kuru was descended the Pandavas and the Kauravas, the principal protagonists of the Mahabharata, one of the two major epics of Indian Mythology, the other being the Ramayana, the epic about Rama, an incarnation of Vishnu sent to earth to destroy the terrible asura (demon), Ravana. Note: In Hindu mythology, the Solar Dynasty (Surya-vanshi) & the Lunar Dynasty (Chandra-vanshi or Soma-vanshi) are two principal houses of the Kshatriya Varna, or ruling caste. The Solar Dynasty claims descent from the Sun (Surya), while the other principal house, Lunar Dynasty claims descent from the Moon (Soma). About Tapati river read at : www.famous-india.com, Wikipedia There were some posts related with both dynasty in this blog & some more will follow. That's why recommend to read about: "Suryavanshi" or Suryavamsa means a person belonging to this dynasty. This clan was the oldest and biggest kshatriya clan of India which was also known by many synonyms as Adityavamsha (?????????), Mitrawamsha (????????), Arkawamsha (???????), Raviwamsha (??????), etc. The early Suryavanshis considered Sun-god ('Surya', 'Aditya' or 'Arka') as their kul-devta (clan God) and mainly practised sun-worship.The clan founder, Vivasvan or Vaivaswat Manu, also known as Arka-tanaya (???? ???) or son of Arka (Surya), is supposed to have lived coeval with the origin of the world. The name Vivaswan literally means master of the rays. That is, The Sun or Sun God. The first historically important king of this dynasty was Vivaswan's grandson Ikshvaku, so the dynasty is also known as the Ikshvaku dynasty .The solar clan is especially associated with Rama, the King of Ayodhya whose story is told in the Ramayana. Rama was the rightful heir according to the rule of primogeniture, but because his father had made a promise to his second queen, Kaikeyi, who asked for Rama to be exiled to the forest for 14 years and her own son crowned in Rama's place, Rama was disqualified from ruling, however, Kaikeyi's son Bharata never accepted the throne but ruled as regent till Rama came back from exile.The last important king of Ayodhya was Brihdbal, who was killed by Abhimanyu in the Kurukshetra war. The last ruling king of the dynasty at Ayodhya was Sumitra in the 4th century BC, who, after being forced out of Ayodhya by emperor Mahapadma Nanda of Magadha's Nanda Dynasty, continued the royal line at Rohtas.Most of the Gurjars (or Gujjars) believe to have descended from Suryavanshi Kshatriyas (Sun Dynasty). Historically, the Gurjars were Sun-worshipers and are described as devoted to the feet of the Sun-god (God Surya).Their copper-plate grants bear an emblem of the Sun and on their seals too, this symbol is depicted. Also the Gurjar title of honor is Mihir which means Sun.As laid down by Manu, the kings of the solar dynasty followed the rule of primogeniture. Only the eldest male offspring of the king could succeed to the throne, unless disqualified by the priests for being physically disabled or some other reason. The younger sons also produced many prominent historical Kshatriyas and Vaishyas, but these are not included in the following list of monarchs. The list, however, does include some rightful heirs who were disqualified by the priests. Source of the lineageThe Puranas, particularly Vishnu Purana,The Ramayana by Valmiki and the Mahabharata by Vyasa gives accounts of this dynasty.The Raghuvamsha of Kalidasa also mentions the namesof some of the kings of this dynasty.,other important sources are the Mahabharat and the Ramayana The List of MonarchsThe following is the list, in chronological order, of the monarchs of the solar dynasty according to the Puranas.King Sagar's great-great-grandson, Bhagiratha in penance.
1.Brahma created 10 Prajapatis , one of whom was Marichi.
2.Kashyapa is the son of Marichi and Kala. Kashyapa is regarded as the father of humanity. His sons from Aditi, the sky goddess, and the daughter of Daksha Prajapati are called Adityas (Sons of Aditi), they were, A?sa, Aryaman, Bhaga, Dhuti, Mitra, Pu?an, Sakra, Savit?, Tva???, Varu?a, Vi??u, and Vivasvat or Vivasvan .
3.Vivasvan or Vaivasvata (one of the sons of Lord Sun) - the Sun God, progenitor of the clan. His parents were the sage Kashyapa, father of all beings, and Aditi, Aditi's 12 sons, the Adityas, are the sun deities, and both Vivaswan and Aditya mean sun. Therefore another name for Vivaswan is Surya or the Sun, hence the name, Suryavansha. Vivaswan's sons include Shrraaddev and Shanishchar.
4.Manu or Vaivasvata Manu - the King of all mankind and the first human being. (According to Hindu belief there are 14 Manvantaras; in each, Manu rules. Vaivasvata Manu was the seventh Manu . Manu is referred to as a Rajan (King) in the Shatapatha Brahmana scripture. He had nine sons, Vena, Dhrishnu, Narishyan, Nabhaga, Ikshvaku, Karusha, Saryati, Prishadhru, Nabhagarishta and one daughter, Ila, who was married to Budha of the Lunar Dynasty). He left the kingdom to the eldest male of the next generation, Ikshvaku, who was actually the son of Manu's brother Shraaddev.
5.Ikshvaku - the first prominent monarch of this dynasty, giving the dynasty its another name the Ikshvaku dynasty.
6.Vikukshi - He is said to have eaten the meat of a rabbit at the time of Shraddha and was known as Shasad. (Some records claim him to be grandson of Ikshvaku.) His son was Kakuthsa or Puranjay.
7.Kakutstha or Puranjaya - He was a brave king and fought in the Devasur Sangram. His original name was Puranjaya. But after he annihilated Asuras (demons) (or "Ahuras" i.e. Persians)while sitting on the hump (Kukud) of a bull, he was known as Kakuthstha, which means seated on the hump. His dynasty was also known as Kakuthstha after him.
8.Anena or Anaranya
11.Ardra or Chandra
13.Shravast - He founded the town of Shravasti near Kosala.
15.Kuvalashva - He killed a Rakshasa named Dhundh. It is said that Dhundhar region and the Dhund river are named after Dhund. Eighteen of Kuvalashva's sons died in the battle with Dhund. Thereafter, Kuvalashva was called "Dhundhumara".
22.Prasenjit I - His daughter Renuka was married to sage Jamdgni. She was mother of Parashurama.
23.Yuvanashva II - He was married to Gori, daughter of the Chandravanshi king Matinaar.
24.Mandhata - He became a famous and Chakravarti (ideal universal ruler) king. He defeated most of the other kings of his time. He married Bindumati, a daughter of the Chandravanshi king.
25.Ambarisha - Great devotee of Vishnu.
26.Purukutsa & Harita - Purukutsa performed the Ashwamedha Yajna (horse sacrifice). He married Nagkanya "Narmada". He helped Nagas in their war against the Gandharvas. Harithasa gotra lineage starts from here.
35.Satyavrata or Trishanku - His original name was Satyavrata, but he committed three (tri) sins, and hence got the name Trishanku. First, while he was a prince, he misbehaved and was temporarily exiled from the kingdom. Next, he killed the milch cow of his preceptor Vasishta. His third sin was that he used the unsanctified meat of his kill as food. Trishanku also had a desire to ascend to heaven in his mortal body. After Vashistha refused him this boon, since it is against nature to ascend into heaven as a mortal, the sage Vishwamitra, Vashistha's rival, created another heaven for him, called "Trishanku's Heaven", and located in mid-air. His sons were Dhundumara, and Harishchandra, who was borh of the princess of "Kaikaya" named "Satyaraksha".
36.Harishchandra - He is known for his honesty, truth and devotion to duty or Dharma.
37.Rohitashva - He was the son of Harishchandra. He founded town of Rohtas Garh in Rohtas district, Bihar and Rohtak, originally Rohitakaul, meaning from the Kul (family) of Rohit
43.Bahu or Asit - He was attacked and defeated by another clan of Kshatriyas. After this, he left Ayodhya and went to the Himalaya mountains to live as an ascetic with his queens. At that time Yadav queen was pregnant with Sagara.
44.Sagara - He recaptured Ayodhya from the "Haihaya" and "Taljanghi" Kshtriyas. He then attempted to perform the horse sacrifice, Ashwamedha Yajna. However, the sacrificial horse was stolen by the god Indra on the south eastern shores of the ocean, which was at that time an empty bed with no water in it. At least sixty of Sagara's sons died attempting to recover the horse, also causing great destruction by their reckless search. Puranic legends say the number of his sons was 60 thousand.
45.Asmanja - Sagara's surviving son was not made king due to his bad conduct.
46.Anshuman - He was the grandson of Sagara, and his successor as king. He did penance in an attempt to bring the holy river Ganges to earth, that she might wash away the sins of his ancestors.
47.Dileepa I - He also tried to bring Ganges to earth, but also failed.
48.Bhagiratha - Sagara's great-grandson, after strenuous penances, at last succeeded in bringing Ganges down from heaven. When she flowed over the remains of his ancestors, their souls were redeemed, and the ocean was refilled. Ganges also bears the name "Bhagirathi", in honour of his deed.
51.Ambarish - According to Buddhist legends, he went to Tapovana to be a renunciant but after a public outcry returned and ruled for some time.
57.Saudas or Mitrasah - He performed the Ashwamedha Yajna, but as the rituals were concluding a Rakshasa tricked him into serving human meat to Brahmin's including Rishi Vashishta. He was then cursed by the Brahmins. He wanted to curse them back, but his wife prevented him. He spent twelve years in exile in the forest.
64.Raghu II or Dirghbahu - He was a famous king, who conquered most of India. The great epic Raghuvamsa describes his victories. After him the Sun dynasty was also known as the dynasty of Raghu as Raghav (Raghuvanshi).
67.Rama - He is considered the seventh Avatar of the god Vishnu. He is worshiped by every Hindu. Many Hindus include his name in either their first or last name. Rama's story before he became king of Ayodhya is recounted in the Ramayana. After he ascended the throne, he performed the Ashwamedha Yajna. Bharata, his younger brother, won the country of Gandhara and settled there.
68.Lava and Kusha - They were the twin sons of Rama and his wife Sita. Lava ruled south Kosala while Kusha ruled north Kosala, including Ayodhya. Kusha married "Nagkanya" "Kumuddhati", sister of Kumuda. After Kusha the following kings of the solar dynasty ruled Ayodhya:
76.Ahinagu, Roop and Rooru
97.Takshaka - Laid the foundation of Nagavansh
98.Brihadbal - He fought in Battle of Kurukshetra (see Mahabharata) on the Kaurava side and was killed in battle.
120.Prasenjit II - He was a contemporary of Gautama Buddha and King Bimbisara of Magadha. His sister, Koushala Devi, was married to Bimbisara. The city of Kashi (Varanasi) was given as a dowry to her. After Bimbisara was murdered by his own son Ajatshatru, Prasenjit undertook a long series of wars with Ajatshatru. He also respected Buddha, who was also a Kshatriya from solar dynasty. In Buddhist literature he is addressed as "Pasenadi".
124.Sumitra - He was the last king of Ayodhya from solar dynasty. In the fourth century BC, emperor Mahapadma Nanda of the Nanda Dynasty forced Sumitra to leave Ayodhya. He went to Rohtas with his sons. His son Kurma established his rule over Rohtas.Tapti is one of the major rivers in central India with a length of seven hundred and twenty four kilometers. It is one of the three rivers like Narmada River and Mahi River, which flow from the east to west direction. The river originates in the eastern Satpura Range of southern part of Madhya Pradesh. It then flows westwards running in Madhya Pradesh`s Nimar region, Maharashtra`s Kandesh and east Vidarbha regions in the northwest corner of the Deccan Plateau and South Gujarat. It empties into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea, in the State of Gujarat. The important tributaries of the Tapti River are Purna River, Girna River, Panzara River, Waghur River, Bori River and Aner River. The river basin covers an area of 65,145 square kilometers. The basin comes under the state of Maharashtra covering an area of 51, 504 square kilometers, Madhya Pradesh over an area of 9,804 square kilometers and Gujarat spread over an area of 3,837 square kilometers. The districts drained by river in Maharastra are Amravati, Akola, Buldhana, Washim, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar, and Nashik districts, Betul and Burhanpur districts of Madhya Pradesh and Surat district of Gujarat. The origin of Tapti River is known to be in the Betul district. The particular place of the river`s birth is the town of Multai. The Tapti River originates in the Betul district from a place called Multai. The Sanskrit name of Multai is Multapi and the term means the origin of Tapi Mata or the Tapti River. The Tapi River in Thailand was named after India`s Tapti River on August 1915. According to Hindu values, the Tapi River is considered to be the daughter of Lord Surya. There is a Purana dedicated to the virtues of Tapi, which praises the river as holier than all other rivers including the Ganges. The Tapi purana has mentioned that bathing in the Ganges, beholding Narmada and remembering Tapi, any person can be delivered from all sins.
The history of Tapti River is deeply associated with the history of the places across which it flows. Tapti is a river of western India and the history of this river starts with its origin in the Betul district. It rises in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh and flows between two spurs of the Satpura Hills, across the plateau of Khandesh, and thence through the plain of Surat to the sea. It has a total length of around 724 km. and drains an area of 30,000 sq. m. For the last 32 m. of its course, it is a tidal flow, but is only navigable by vessels of small tonnage; and the port of Swally at its mouth. The history of this river is closely associated with the Anglo Portuguese history. The upper reaches of the river are now deserted, owing to silting at the outflow of the river. The waters of the Tapti are usually not used for irrigation. The geography of Tapti Riveris the land and soil formation all along its course. The Tapti River rises in Madhya Pradesh. The Vindhya Range includes the north central and northwestern boundary of the Peninsula; also the Chota Nagpur Plateau of southern Bihar forms the northeastern boundary of the Tapti River basin. The uplifting of the plateau of the central Peninsula and its eastward bent had formed the vast Western Ghats, a line of hills running from the Tapti River south to the tip of the Peninsula. The Eastern Ghats mark the eastern end of the Tapti plateau; the river begins in the hills Multapi and converges with the Western Ghats at the Peninsula`s southern tip. The geology of Tapti River is more or less similar to the geology of Indian peninsular. The geology of Tapti River can be said as old and geologically stable region with an average elevation between 300 and 1,800 meters. The Vindhya Range constitutes the main separating line between the geological regions of the Indo-Gangetic Plain and the Peninsular. This boundary range lies north of the Narmada River, and when viewed from there, it is possible to determine the high up escarpments that rise between 800 and 1,400 meters. The Vindhya Range includes the north central and northwestern boundary of the Peninsula and the Chota Nagpur Plateau of southern Bihar forms the northeastern boundary. The religious importance of Tapti River is thought to be equivalent to that of legendary Ganges. According to the legends, Tapti River is the daughter of Surya or the Sun God. Some says that Surya has given birth to the Tapti River in order to save himself from his own intense heat. The river is also widely mentioned in the great Indian epic Mahabharata. The naming of the Tapti River is closely linked with its birthplace, Multapi in Madhya Pradesh. The Tapti River took birth in the Betul district from a place called Multai. The Sanskrit name of Multai is Multapi, meaning origin of Tapi Mata or the Tapti River. The Tapti river Basin covers a vast area of 65,145 kmÂ² that is nearly two percent of the total area of India. The River basin of Tapti River is the vast fertile patch of land in central India. The river and its tributaries make up the Tapti River basin. The Tapti river basin encompasses an area of 65,145 kmÂ², which is nearly two percent of the total area of India. The basin lies in the Indian states of Maharashtra (around 51,504 kmÂ²), Madhya Pradesh (around 9,804 kmÂ²) and Gujarat (around 3,837 kmÂ²). The basin mostly lie in the northern and eastern districts Maharashtra state, including places like Amravati, Dhule, Akola, Washim, Buldhana, Nandurbar, Jalgaon and Nashik districts. However, the Betul and Burhanpur districts of Madhya Pradesh and the Surat district of Gujarat are the prime districts included in the Tapti River basin. There are several places of interest along the Tapti River, these spots have been attracting tourists, and worshippers round the year. Major towns along the river include Betul, Multai and Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh, Bhusawal in Maharashtra and Surat in Gujarat. The important crossings of the Tapti River include the road bridge Sawalde in Dhule for National Highway 3 and the railway bridge at Bhusawal for the Bhusawal - Khandwa division of the Central Railway. The river features the Hatnur Dam in Jalgaon, Maharashtra and Ukai Dam in Songadh, Gujarat. The Rivers in the Tapti River Basin caters to the water requirements in the central India. The Tapti River basin covers an area of 65,145 kmÂ² that makes up almost two percent of the total area of India. The basin lies in the states of Maharashtra, covering an area about 51,504 kmÂ², Madhya Pradesh with 9,804 kmÂ² surface area and Gujarat covering 3,837 kmÂ² of landThe Tapti River (Gujarati: ??????, Hindi ??????, Marathi ???? ) , ancient original name Tapi River (Sanskrit: ????), is a river in central India, in Gujarat passing from Surat and Songadh . It is one of the major rivers of peninsular India with a length of around 724 km. It is one of only three rivers in peninsular India that run from east to west - the others being the Narmada River and the Mahi River.The river rises in the eastern Satpura Range of southern Madhya Pradesh state, and flows westward, draining Madhya Pradesh's Nimar region, Maharashtra's Kandesh and east Vidarbha regions in the northwest corner of the Deccan Plateau and south Gujarat, before emptying into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea, in the Surat District of Gujarat. The river, along with the northern parallel Narmada river, form the boundaries between North and South India. The Western Ghats or Sahyadri range starts south of the Tapti River near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Tapti (Tapi) River empties into the Gulf of Khambhat near the city of Surat in Gujarat.The Tapti River rises in Madhya Pradesh. The Vindhya Range includes the north central and northwestern boundary of the Peninsula; also the Chota Nagpur Plateau of southern Bihar forms the northeastern boundary of the Tapti River basin. The uplifting of the plateau of the central Peninsula and its eastward tilt formed the Western Ghats, a line of hills running from the Tapti River south to the tip of the Peninsula. The Eastern Ghats mark the eastern end of the Tapti plateau; the river begins in the hills Multapi and converges with the Western Ghats at the Peninsula`s southern tip. The interior of the Peninsula is mainly the area that lies south to the Narmada River, often termed the Deccan Plateau or simply the Deccan (from the Sanskrit daksina , meaning south), is a series of plateaus topped by rolling hills and intersected by many rivers. The plateau averages roughly 300 to 750 meters in elevation. The major rivers flowing in this plateau are Godavari, the Krishna, and the Kaveri--rise in the Western Ghats and flow eastward into the Bay of Bengal.Along with the Narmada and Mahi Rivers, runs the Tapti River covering an area of 724 kms. Rising from the Satpura Range Of Southern Madhya Pradesh it flows towards the Maharashtra's Kandesh and East Vidharbha regions of Deccan Plateau. In the Western side is the Gulf of Cambay and the Arabian Sea, thats is Gujarat. The last destination of Tapti River is the Gulf of Khambhat (Surat - Gujarat).The main Tributaries of the Tapti River are Purna, Gima, Panzara, Waghur, Bori, and Aner River. Apart from these there are about 40 other small river which make of the most of Tributaries to the Tapi River.The major towns which the river covers along its path are Betul, Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh), Bhusawal (Maharashtra), and Surat (Gujarat). A number of dams have been constructed on the water of Tapti River. These include - Hatnur Dam of Jalgaon, Maharashtra and Ukai Dam of Songadh in Gujarat. Several Tiger Reserve have been opened seeing the nearness of the River Tapti. These Reserves are Melghat Tiger Reserve, Amravati, Madhya Pradesh. This Project extends to the boundary of Maharashtra.
Tapti River/ Tapi River is a river of Central India. Tapati, Tapti, Tapee, Taapi are the various names used to denote Tapti River. Also known as the daughter of Sun God, its basin extends over an area of 65, 145 km sq. - a whooping area which totals to 2% of the total area of India. In India, Tapti River originates at Multani of Betul District. The Basin of Tapti River lies in three Indian States, namely, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Tapti River plays a major role in all the religious festivals and ceremonies. The waters of Tapti river are considered to be holy.Fast Facts Place of Origin : Betul District (Multani) - Satpura Forest Range.Compliance : One of the major rivers which run from East to West.Place of Pilgrimage : Burhanpur, South West of Madhya PradeshTapti River, ancient original name Tapi River (Sanskrit: ????), is a river in central India. It is one of the major rivers of peninsular India with a length of around 724 km. It is one of only three rivers - the others being the Narmada River and the Mahi River that runs from east to westThe river rises in the eastern Satpura Range of southern Madhya Pradesh state, and flows westward, draining Madhya Pradesh's Nimar region, Maharashtra's Kandesh and east Vidarbha regions in the northwest corner of the Deccan Plateau and south Gujarat, before emptying into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea, in the Surat District of Gujarat. The river, along with the northern parallel Narmada river, form the boundaries between North and South India. The Western Ghats or Sahyadri range starts south of the Tapti River near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Tapti (Tapi) River empties into the Gulf of Khambhat near the city of Surat in Gujarat.NameThe Tapti River originates in the Betul district from a place called Multai. The Sanskrit name of Multai is Multapi, meaning origin of Tapi Mata or the Tapti River.The Tapi River in Thailand, was named after India's Tapti River in August 1915.River basin and tributariesThe Tapti River basin encompasses an area of 65,145 km², which is nearly two percent of the total area of India. The basin lies in the states of Maharashtra (51,504 km²), Madhya Pradesh (9,804 km²) and Gujarat (3,837 km²).The basin lies mostly in the northern and eastern districts Maharashtra state, including Amravati, Akola, Buldhana, Washim, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar, and Nashik districts, but also includes the Betul and Burhanpur districts of Madhya Pradesh and the Surat district of Gujarat.List of tributariesThe principal tributaries of the Tapti River are the Purna River, Girna River, Panzara River, Waghur River, Bori River and Aner River. Other tributaries include Tapti originates from Multai, flows westwords and joins Arabian sea apti RiverThe Tapti River (original name Tapi River) is a river in central India. It is one of the major rivers of peninsular India with a length of around 724 km. It is one of only three rivers - the others being the Narmada River and the Mahi River that runs from East to westThe river rises in the Eastern Satpura Range of Southern Madhya Pradesh state, and flows westward, draining Madhya Pradesh's Nimar region, Maharashtra's Kandesh and east Vidarbha regions in the northwest corner of the Deccan Plateau and South Gujarat before emptying into the Gulf of Cambay of the Arabian Sea, in the Surat District of Gujarat. The river along with the northern parallel Narmada river form the boundaries between North and South India. The Western Ghats or Sahyadri range starts south of the Tapti River near the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The Tapti (Tapi) River empties into the Gulf of Khambhat near the city of Surat in Gujarat.Contents·1 Name·2 River basin and tributaries o2.1 List of rivers in Tapti River basin·3 Places of interest 4 External links NameThe Tapti River originates in the Betul district from place called Multai. The Sanskrit name of Multai town is Multapi meaning origin of Tapi Mata or the Tapti River.The Tapi River in Thailand, was named after India's Tapti River in August 1915.The Tapi River is daughter of Lord Surya.River basin and tributariesThe Tapti River basin extends over an area of 65,145 km² which is nearly two percent of the total area of India. The basin lies in the states of Maharashtra (51,504 km²), Madhya Pradesh (9,804 km²) and Gujarat (3,837 km²).The basin lies mostly in northern and eastern districts Maharashtra state, including Amravati, Akola, Buldhana, Washim,
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