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THAMIRABARANI RIVER

Place of OriginPeriya Pothigai hills in Tamilnadu.
Length130 km
ConfluenceBay of Bengal (near Tuticorin)

Description

The river has been historically known as Podhigai. It finds mention in the ancient Sangam and Tamil texts. There is an ancient script written as ‘Thamirabarani mahathmiyam’.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamaraparani)

Ecological significance

The river is one of the two perennial rivers in Tamilnadu, the other being Cauvery.

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