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Course of River Luni

The Luni is a river of western Rajasthan state, India. It originates in the Pushkar valley of the Aravalli Range, near Ajmer and ends in the marshy lands of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, after travelling a distance of 530 km. It is first known as Sagarmati, then after passing Govindgarh, it meets its tributary Sarsuti, which originates from Pushkar Lake, and from then on it gets its name Luni [1].

In 1892, Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur constructed Jaswant Sagar in Pichiyak village between Bilara and Bhavi of Jodhpur district. It is one of the largest artificial lake in India, and irrigates more than 12,000 acres. [1]

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Etmology

It is also known as Lavanavari river. It means "Salt River" in Sanskrit, due high salinity of its water. [1]

Overview

The Luni flows ts37,363 km², which includes all or part of Ajmer, Barmer, Jalor, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Pali, and Sirohi districts and Mithavirana Vav Radhanpur region of Banaskantha North Gujarat. Its major tributaries are the Sukri, Mithri, Bandi, Khari, Jawai, Guhiya and Sagi from the left, and the Jojari River from the right.

Rising in the western Aravalli Range in the state of Rajasthan, where it is known as the Sagarmati, it flows south-west and enters a patch of desert before dissipating into the Rann of Kutch, traversing a total of 530 km. In spite of the high salinity, it is a major river in the region and serves as a primary source of irrigation.

It may well have been the southern portion of the Ghaggar-Hakra.

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Coordinates: 24°39′N 71°11′E / 24.65°N 71.183°E / 24.65; 71.183

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