The River Kaveri flows through the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Its source is a spring in the Brahmagiri Mountains in Mysore at a height
of 1320 metres above sea level. The Kaveri is not the same throughput
its length of 765 kilometres. As the Kaveri flows down the Brahmagiri
mountain and enters the plain, two small rivers, the Kanaka and the
Gajoti, join it.They meey at the town of Bahamandalam till here it is a
small river. two more rivers, Hemavati and Lakshman Theertham join it,
that it becomes a large river, broad and deep. It is here that the water
of the three rivers is collected in the Krishnaraj Sagar reservoir, on
the banks of which is laid one of the most beautiful gardens of
In Spotlight- 'Flood of the
This river runs through some of the richest south Indian lands,
watering the fields and blessing the people on its course.The people of
Tamil Nadu celebrate the flood in the in a special way with a festival.
This festival is called the 'Flood of the Eighteenth'. On the eighteenth
day of the month of Aadi (July-August), people come to worship the
river. They light special lamps and express their gratitude by throwing
offerings of fruits, sweetmeats and flowers. It is a day of rejoicing
for the people as they thank the river
goddess for her blessings and prosperity.