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Balganga, Bhilangana Rivers

BalGanga , Bhilangna and Other Rivers of Tehri Riyasat

History of King Sudarshan Shah Period – 10
History of Tehri Riyasat (Tehri Garhwal and Uttarkashi Garhwal) from 1815-1948 -10
History of Uttarakhand, (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) – 1235
By: Bhishma Kukreti (History Student)
Balganga River
Balganga River is main associate River of Bhilangana River. Balganga originates from Shastartal hill shrine (16897 feet height) . From Shastartal it flows towards south west . Dharmganga originates from Kushkalyan Shikhar (12523 feet Height) and meets Balganga at Thatikathur near Budhakedar
From here, Balganga flows to south and meets Bhilangana near Ghansali.
Bhilangana River
Bhilangana is third main River of Tehri and Uttarkashi after Bhagirathi and Yamuna Rivers. It is said that Bheel and Kirat ued to reside near its bank and people named it Bhilangana. Water comes from Khating and Fating glaciers. Bhilangana flows towards west south passing through Gangi, Gavani, Doon and meets Bhagirathi at Tehri.
Other Rivers and Rivulets
Astargad, Bhardari gad, Bardyarga, Odiyargad, Taknoligad meet AlaknandaRiver . Hunoi River meets Ganga at Shivpuri.
References –
Krishnan, Geography of India and Burma , page 1
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