This article is about an Indian river. For other meanings of this river names, see Krishna (disambiguation) and Krishnaveni.
Map of the River
Mahabaleswar, Maharashtra, India
Bay of Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, India
Krishna in Vijayawada in 2007
The River Krishna (meaning "dark" (feminine) in Sanskrit, also called the Krishnaveni, is one of the longest rivers of India (about 1300 km in length). It originates from Mahabaleswar in Maharashtra in the West and meets the Bay of Bengal at Hamasaladeevi in Andhra Pradesh, on the East coast. It also flows through the state of Karnataka. The delta of the river is one the most fertile regions in India and was the home to ancient Satavahana and Ikshvaku kings.
The legendary source of the river is a spout from the mouth of a statue of a cow in the ancient temple of Mahadev
in Mahabaleshwar. Legend has it that Krishna is Lord Vishnu himself as
a result of a curse on the trimurtis by Savitri. Also, its tributaries
Venna and Koyana are said to be Siva and Brahma themselves. An
interesting thing to notice is that 4 other rivers come out from the
cow (bull''s) mouth apart from Krishna and they all travel some distance
before merging into Krishna. The rivers are Koyana, Venna(Veni),
Savitri and Gayatri.