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Sindphana river
DistrictBeed, Parbhani
Physical characteristics
SourceChincholi hill
 • locationPatoda Taluka, Beed district, Marathwada, Maharashtra, India
 • coordinates19°23′N 76°26′E / 19.383°N 76.433°E / 19.383; 76.433
 • elevation528 m (1,732 ft)
MouthGodavari River
 • location
Manjarath, Parbhani District, Marathwada, Maharashtra
 • coordinates
19°49′N 76°54′E / 19.817°N 76.900°E / 19.817; 76.900
 • elevation
407 m (1,335 ft)
Length122 km (76 mi)
Basin features
 • leftKinha River
 • rightBindusara River, Kundalika river
Majalgaon Dam on Sindphana River

Sindphana is a minor tributary of Godavari river[1] that originates around the Chincholi hill in Patoda Taluka, Beed District, Maharashtra, in India. Crossing west to east its drainage basin covers nearly 80% of Beed District, making it the most important river within the district. The Majalgaon Dam, constructed across the river, irrigates 93885 hectares of land in Beed, Parbhani & Nanded districts.


The Sindphana rises in the Chinchol hill at the north-west apex of the Balagat plateau in the Patoda Taluka of [Beed District].


From the site of origin the river flows in a northeasterly course past Amalner, a small village in the Patoda taluka. About a kilometre below Chavarwadi it makes a right-angle turn to follow a north-westerly direction flowing to Sindphana village, where the Sindphana Dam sits across the river. Here, it resumes its north-easterly course once again. After the confluence of another tributary, the Kinha, the Sindphana has a fairly long easterly course flowing alongside the villages Yelamb, Pimpari and Hirapur, beyond which it is joined by one of its tributaries - the Bindusara River. Its flow is interrupted by the Majalgaon Dam at Majalgaon, after which it flows north-eastwards and then northwards to join the Godavari at Manjarath village, Pathri taluka, Parbhani District at an elevation of 407m.[2]


Left bank

The only important tributaries[3] of the Sindphana on its left bank are the Ad, the Belpar and the Kinha in the western part. In the eastern part the tributaries on the left flank flowing from the north are very small sized streams.

Right bank

There are innumerable right flank tributaries of Sindphana flowing from the Balaghat slopes, the more important of which,[citation needed] in order from west to east are the Uthola flowing by Raimoha, the Utawali flowing by Khokarmoha and Khalapuri, the Dombri flowing by Dombri, Ukhanda and Rajuri and joining the Sindphana opposite to Shiras marga, the Bindusara, the Takur rising on the eastern slopes of Pimpalgaon Ghat, the Pimpalner river and the Kundalika. Of these the Bendsura and the Kundalika are of considerable size and length and require some detailed consideration.



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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 January 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "The Gazetteers Department - Bhir". Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2022.