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Manjira River
Manjara rivercourse visible in top half.
StateMaharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana
Physical characteristics
 • locationMaharashtra, India
MouthGodavari River
 • location
Sangam, Maharashtra, India
Length724 km (450 mi)
Basin size30,844 km2 (11,909 sq mi)
 • locationSangam

The Manjara River (also spelled Manjara in Maharashtra or Manjeera) is a tributary of the river Godavari. It passes through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Telangana. It originates in the Balaghat range of hills near the Ahmednagar district at an altitude of 823 metres (2,700 ft) and empties into the Godavari River. It has a total catchment area of 30,844 square kilometres (3,084,400 ha).[1] This river is one of the Triveni Sangam.


The river's origin is near the Gavalwadi village of the Beed district. The river flows from the northern boundaries of the Osmanabad district, cutting across the Latur district, goes to the Bidar district and finally Telangana. It flows on the Balaghat plateau along with its tributaries: Terna, Tawarja and Gharni. The other three tributaries of Manjara are Manyad, Teru and Lendi which flow on the northern plains.

The river, in the first two thirds of its length generally flows from west to east, until the Sangareddy town in Telangana, little northerly to which it changes its course and flows north. The final stretch of the river forms the border between Maharashtra to the west and Telangana to the east. The Manjira River, along with the Haridra River merges with the Godavari River at the border, with Dharmabad of Maharashtra, westerly and Kandakurthi south-easterly in Telangana. This Triveni Sangam is sacred for Hindus.



Morgi is a village with a population of 1015. It is located in Medak state on the boundary between Karnataka and Telangana with the river Manjeera separating them. The Manjira is the major water source here for the villagers. Farming is the major occupation and it is also a deer reservoir area.[3]

The Singur Dam on Manjra River in Medak District is the main drinking water source for the Medak and Nizamabad districts as well as the adjoining twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The river also serves for Bidar.

The Nizam Sagar Dam was constructed across the Manjra River between Achampeta and Banjapalle villages of the Nizamabad district in Telangana, India.


In the late 20th and early 21st centuries the upper reaches of the Manjira in Maharashtra suffered environmental degradation which increased run-off, as opposed to ground water recharge, and increased erosion and silting.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "River Systems Of Karnataka". Irrigation Dept. of Karnataka. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  2. ^ "District Profile". Latur District Official Website. Archived from the original on 30 March 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  3. ^ "Morgi Post Office". iCBSE. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  4. ^ "In dry Latur, villagers revive a dead river". The Times of India. 10 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 May 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  5. ^ "Latur Drinking Water Crisis highlights absence of Water Allocation Policy and Management". South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People. 20 April 2016.
  6. ^ Gokhale, Nihar (8 September 2015). "Water supply once a month: lessons to be learnt from Latur". Catch News (Rajasthan Patrika Group). Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2023.

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