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  Cauvery.com - A feature presentation on the Cauvery river
auvery is a sacred river of southern India, rising on Brahmagiri Hill in the Western Ghats in Coorg district of Karnataka state, flowing in a south-easterly direction for 475 mi (765 km) through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu states across the Deccan Plateau, and descending the Eastern Ghats in a series of great falls.
rack the journey of the Cauvery from the misty hills of western Karnataka to the white beaches of eastern Tamil Nadu.
This sacred river travels across the heartland of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, traverses through several cultures and past towering temples, majestic palaces, quaint Dutch colonies, humming mills, before it flows into the Bay of Bengal.
www.cauvery.com   (267 words)

  The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Erode News : `Cauvery river is dying'
The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Erode News : `Cauvery river is dying'
A number of polluted rivers such as the Bhavani and the Noyyal too merge with the Cauvery.
The meagre flow in the Cauvery river would not dilute the contamination.
www.hindu.com /2007/01/04/stories/2007010412880500.htm   (347 words)

  Science Fair Projects - Cauvery River
The Cauvery is known to devout Hindus as Dakshina Ganga, or the Ganges of the south, and the whole of its course is holy ground.
Hence it is that even the holy Ganges resorts underground once in the year to the source of the Cauvery, to purge herself from the pollution contracted from the crowd of sinners who have bathed in her waters.
The Bhavani River joins the Cauvery at the town of Bhavani, where the Sangameswarar Temple, an important pilgrimage spot in southern India, was built at the confluence of the two rivers.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Kaveri_River   (1063 words)

 Rivers of Western Ghats - Rivers of Western Ghats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The length of the river is 22 kms.
The Korayar The river Korayar is a tributary to the Tamiraparani.
Aintharuviar The Aintharuviar is one of the tributaries of the river Chittar.
ces.iisc.ernet.in /biodiversity/documents/rivers.htm   (4296 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Kaveri River
The Kaveri River basin is estimated to be 27,700 square miles with many tributaries including the Shimsa River, the Hemavati River, the Arkavathy River, Honnuhole River, Lakshmana Tirtha River, Kabini River, Bhavani River, the Lokapavani River, the Noyyal River and the Amaravati River.
The river is considered to rise at Talakaveri in the Brahmagiri hills in Kodagu, though there is not a flow at this point all year round.
The Bhavani River joins the Kaveri at the town of Bhavani, where the Sangameshwara Temple, an important pilgrimage spot in southern India, was built at the confluence of the two rivers.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Cauvery_River   (1773 words)

 Cauvery river
The Cauvery (sometimes written as Kaveri) is one of the major rivers of southern India.
The Cauvery flows west to east through the South Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu before emptying into the Bay of Bengal near Poompuhar, a historic town.
The Cauvery river is the focus of a water dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/c/ca/cauvery_river_1.html   (148 words)

 Kaveri, Kaveri River, Rivers in Tamilnadu India, Travel to Tamil Nadu, Tamilnadu Cauvery River, Cauvery River
Kaveri (also spelt as Cauvery) is among the most sacred rivers of India and is known as "the Dakshina Ganga" or "Ganga of the South".
At 45-km from Maitoor, it meets with its main assistant river Bhavani.
When it enters into Tiruchirapalli District, it meets with Noyil and Amaravati rivers.
www.indiantravelportal.com /tamil-nadu/rivers/kaveri.html   (340 words)

The river Cauvery is an Inter-State river in Southern India.
The Cauvery rises at Talakaveri on the Brahmagiri Range of Hill in the Western Ghats, presently in the Coorg district of the State of Karnataka, at an elevation of 1.341m (4,400 ft.) above mean sea level.
The principal tributaries of Cauvery in Karnataka are the Harangi, the Hemavathy, the Lakshmanathirtha, the Kabini, the Shimsha, the Arkavathi and the Suvarnavathy.
waterresources.kar.nic.in /river_systems.htm   (882 words)

 Viewsunplugged.com | Reflection : Cauvery -A tale of two families   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Of all the rivers in the Indian sub-continent, the river Cauvery is one, which has one of the most wonderful and yet turbulent course.
Cauvery jumps up in joy and happiness, to be a bit accurate in terms of geographic terms, Cauvery jumps down in joy in Hogenakkal in the form of a beautiful waterfall.
Cauvery then washes the holy feet of Sri Ranganatha in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli district which is considered as one of the holiest of all Vaishnavite temples.
www.viewsunplugged.com /VU/20021121/reflection_cauvery.shtml   (1415 words)

 Trekking along Cauvery River - Hemant Murthy - dreamroutes.org
Cauvery, which is the bigger of the two rivers, has it's origin at Talcauvery in Kodagu district in Karnataka and flows mostly south east into Tamil Nadu and empties into the Bay of Bengal.
Over its long course, this river has a number of waterfalls and rapids and through a number of forests and valleys, giving trekkers like us an opportunity to explore some beautiful places along the river.
It looks like a white beach on the bank of the river, which was shaded by trees on the edge of the forest.
www.dreamroutes.org /dreams/hemant_shimsha.html   (2676 words)

 Cauvery River
Cauvery River - Part II From the Krishnarajasagar dam we drove 50 km or so to Srirangapatnam, near Mysore, before we found enough water in the river to paddle it, and even then it turned out to be scarcely passable.
Fortunately we found a path through the forest to the river and an easy access point, but it still took over an hour to do this portage which was a little short of 1 km through bush and over grassland with little streams to ford.
The river was narrowing further with each bifurcation down the delta and we felt quite at home on a little river no bigger than the Cam at Cambridge.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /~ig206/trip-report.html   (7565 words)

 Cauvery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Cauvery [Kaveri] River is one of the sacred rivers of India and from it's origin in the Brahmagiri Hills, of the Coorg region in Karnataka State, to it's entrance into the Bay of Bengal, south of Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, it is steeped in Dravidian history.
Geologically the Cauvery River is influenced by a major structural depression in the southern part of the Dharwar Dome Granulite Belt.
The apex of the Cauvery Delta is about 30 km west of Thanjavur and the area of the deltaic plain is often called the garden of southern India.
www.geol.lsu.edu /WDD/ASIAN/Cauvery/cauvery.htm   (578 words)

 River Bhavani
The stories of Bhavani and Noyyal, two tributaries of the Cauvery river, illustrate the extent of exploitation and degradation affecting the entire Cauvery basin that originates from the Brahmagiri hills in the Western Ghats near Coorg, and covers an area of 8.79 million ha before draining in to the Bay of Bengal.
Although numerous industries are located along the path of the river, it is chiefly SIV industry in Sirumugai, a multi project private sector undertaking, that has done most harm to the basin.
The process of protest also went through all the logical steps: from street protests representing citizens’ dismay at a situation on which they have no immediate recourse, to legal action, where industry was held accountable for their actions.
www.rainwaterharvesting.org /Crisis/river-bhavani.htm   (806 words)

 The Holy River Cauvery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Cauvery, aka "the Ganges of the South,” is an ancient and sacred body of water associated with the goddess.
The banks of the Cauvery are lined with beautiful coconut trees, mango groves and a Eucalyptus forest, ideally suited for reflective walks or to sit and contemplate the flowing water.
It is wonderful to watch village life happen around the river.
www.russillpaul.com /page/page/1175457.htm   (174 words)

 Tamil Nadu awaits Cauvery tribunal final verdict
It is not only the water of the Cauvery river that Tamil Nadu is disputing with its neighbours, it is also in disagreement over the waters of the Palar river with Andhra Pradesh and over the Periyar, the Sholayar and Aliyar rivers with Kerala.
The river begins in Talakaveri on the Brahmagiri range of the Western Ghats, in Coorg district Karnataka, at a height of 4,400 ft above the sea.
In 1881, when the king of Mysore wanted to use the Cauvery water for irrigation, the Madras Presidency, under the British, objected as Cauvery is an east-flowing river, and naturally a major part of its water flows to Tamil Nadu.
www.indiasnews.net /story/226949   (839 words)

 Case Study
Cauvery is the lifeblood of Tamil Nadu's agriculture, and agriculture is the lifeblood of Tamil Nadu.
In 1992, 1993, and 1994, the rain was sufficient to pacify the the dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka (22).
However, an extended examination of the Cauvery River dispute reveals that the root of the problem began in 1837 with the focus of healthy forests and agriculture.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/ice/CAUVERY.HTM   (3043 words)

 Khoj - Directory for tiruchirappalli
This temple is at Sri Rangam Island, in the middle of the Cauvery river.
Situated on the bank of river Cauvery, Tiruchirappalli, the fourth largest city in the State was a itadel of the early Cholas which later fell to the Pallavas.
Tiruchirappalli or Trichy, situated on the banks of river Cauvery, is famous for the ranganatha temple at srirangam.
www.khoj.com /Life_and_Family/Travel/Tamilnadu/Religious_Places_and_Temples/Tiruchirappalli   (590 words)

 Cauvery Water Dispute and Tamilnadu Independence
Tamil Nadu farmers from Cauvery Delta depend on Cauvery River water coming from Karnataka State (India) for their rice crops.
Countries that have a common river need not have to artificially join together to form a single country in order to share the water.
That is why river waters are shared equitably between countries, even countries that are not friendly with each other.
www.geocities.com /tamiltribune/04/1201.html   (1122 words)

 Kamat's Potpourri: River Kaveri   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Kaveri (a.k.a Cauvery) river in South India is a long (about 500 miles) stream rising in the Western Ghats and joining the Bay of Bengal..
The river is sacred to the Hindus, who call it Dakshina-Ganga, or Ganges of the South.
The importance of the river and the dams built in its flow are a cause of ethnic conflict between the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamilnadu.
www.kamat.com /indica/rivers/kaveri.htm   (237 words)

The meeting of the CRA was attended by the Chief Ministers of the Congress(I)-ruled Cauvery basin States of Karnataka and Kerala and the Union Territory of Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu Finance Minister C. Ponnaiyan.
Krishna's answer to this was that of the 4 tmc ft of water received in the Cauvery basin reservoirs in June, 2.08 tmc ft, or roughly half the amount, was ensured at the water gauging station at Biligundulu.
Kuruvai cultivation in the Cauvery delta requires about 90 tmc ft. However, on June 26, the level at Mettur was only 9.9798 tmc ft, which included the dead storage of five tmc ft. Throughout the month of July and August, the media highlighted the gravity of the drought in Tamil Nadu.
www.hinduonnet.com /fline/fl1919/19190040.htm   (2775 words)

 Agriculture - Peasants Vision
Farmers of 82 villages in the basin of the River Cauvery have expressed their vision of basin management.
The Cauvery river basin has witnessed development through irrigation for almost tow thousand years and more intensely in the last two centuries.
The grand anicut motivated Sir Arthur Cotton to plan for barrages across mighty rivers of India and it was the basin where the first large dam was built in 1930.
www.earthsummit2002.org /freshwater/peasant%20vision.html   (901 words)

 Tipatooru Chandra: Cauvery Water Dispute - Is Karnataka the loser?
River Cauvery is Mother God, breath, life and everything for Karnataka.
The expression "Cauvery River” includes the main stream of the Cauvery river, all its tributaries and all other streams contributing water directly or indirectly to the Cauvery river.
Kerala Water Resources Minister N. Premachandran said three tributaries of the Cauvery — the Kabini, the Pambar and the Bhavani —; originated from the State and contributed 147-tmc ft water to the Cauvery.
www.ourkarnataka.com /kannada/articles/kaveri5.htm   (722 words)

 Indiainfo.com -> News -> India -> TN ryots want Centre to take over Cauvery river mgmt
Tiruchirapalli: A rally of a farmers association in Tamil Nadu on July 5 demanded that the centre takeover Cauvery river's management at least on an adhoc basis to help the state's farm community, facing a crisis due to non-availability of Cauvery water for "Kuruvai" cultivation.
A resolution passed at the rally organised by Tamizhaga Vivasayigal Sangam, headed by M R Sivasamy, said the Union Government should take over the management of the inter-state river as the Cauvery River Authority (CRA) had "proved to be powerless and futile" in getting Tamil Nadu's share of water from Karnataka.
Kuruvai crop could not be taken up due to poor storage in Mettur dam across the Cauvery and Karnataka had refused to release water into the river as requested by Tamil Nadu.
news.indiainfo.com /2002/07/05/05cauvery1.html   (278 words)

 Kaveri River Summary
India's Kaveri or Cauvery River, 760 kilometers long, was originally called the Daksina Ganga, or "southern Ganges,"; and the whole of its course is holy to Hindus.
The Bhavani River joins the Kaveri at the town of Bhavani, where the Sangameswara Temple, an important pilgrimage spot in southern India, was built at the confluence of the two rivers.
The Amaravati River joins the cauvery at a place called Tirumukkudalur near Karur.Sweeping past the historic rock of Tiruchirapalli, it breaks at the island of Srirangam into two channels, which enclose between them the delta of Thanjavur (Tanjore), the garden of South India.
www.bookrags.com /Kaveri_River   (1161 words)

 The river of struggle and survival - Deccan Herald - Internet Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
According to a popular legend, Cauvery, wife of Agasthya pledged that if he were ever unfaithful to her, she would go away, become a river and serve her people.
It is believed that every year on October 17, the goddess Cauvery makes her appearance in the form of a gushing spring in the small tank (source of the Cauvery) with clock like precision at a predetermined time predicted with the help of astrological calculations.
The river Cauvery is considered as one of the seven sacred rivers of India.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/oct152006/sundayherald15591820061013.asp   (966 words)

 Cauvery Travel,Fishing Camp Travel,Cauvery Fishing Camp,Fishing Camp,Cauvery Fishing Lodge,Cauvery Fishing Tour,Fishing ...
The Cauvery Fishing Camp is located by the side of River Cauvery.
Now, coming back to fishing, which is the favorite outdoor activity of many, Cauvery River is home to Mahseer fish, which is the finest game fish in the world.
River rafting is another activity people can enjoy while at the camp.
www.adventuretoursofindia.com /adventure-destinations-india/cauvery-travel.html   (631 words)

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