Dnyanganga River

Dnyanganga River, Dayanganga River[1]
River Dnyanganga.jpg
Dnyanganga at Nandura
Origin Near Dongarshevali, Ta. Chikhli, Dist. Buldhana[2]
Mouth Falls into river Purna on south bank near Yerli, Ta. Nandura.
Basin countries India
Length 50.5 miles (81.3 km)[3]
River system Tapti River

Dnyanganga (Gyanganga,[4] Marathi: ज्ञानगंगा नदी, the Ganges of knowledge) is a minor river in Buldhana district of Maharashtra, India. It is a tributary of the Purna River, which itself is a tributary of the Tapti River.


  1. ^ Hunter, W. W. (editor) (1886) Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume X, Multán to Pálhalli (Second edition) Trübner and Company, London, page 194
  2. ^ The Buldana District Gazetteer (1910) particularly notes that the river takes its source from a spring of water under an umar (ficus glomerata) near the temple of Mahadeo at Dongarshevali.
  3. ^ Central Provinces District Gazetteer: Buldana District A. 1979. p. 421.  (originally printed in 1910)
  4. ^ It is also sometimes spelt as "Gyanganga" or just "Gyan" as the Marathi consonant 'ज्ञ' is pronounced differently in Marathi and other Indian languages. Ganga is used as a suffix in the name of several other rivers in India.