Ever wondered what a River is? And where does all the water in the river comes from, and goes to? Let us follow the journey of river Godavari in India, and see for ourselves!!
Godavari, also called the Dakshin Vahini Ganga or Gautami, is India's 52cond longest river. As per Hindu mythology, gratified by the tapasya (deep meditation) of Sage Gautama, the ocean God, Varuna, blessed the draught ridden Brahmagiri Hills with an eternal source of water in the form of this river. This revered river harbors life around its banks and nourishes a rich cultural heritage.
Originating in the Brahmagiri Hills of the Western Ghats, it emerges through Trimbakeshwar in Nashik District of Maharashtra. The banks of the river Godavari are home to many important cities and settlements. A Sikh pilgrimage destination-Nanded occupies the North bank, home to one of the oldest Saraswati temple is Basar and the biggest city on the banks of Godavari is Rajahmundry.
It flows southeast across the Deccan plateau to meet the Bay of Bengal at Narasapuram in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.
Through this DIY kit, trace the journey of River Godavari and see how the surroundings along the bank of River change as it flows from Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra till Bay of Bengal in the East in Andhra Pradesh.
Potli, the organization behind the series of art, craft and architecture kits aims to reconnect children with Indian heritage through Indian traditional art, craft and history, thereby creating awareness and expanding markets for artisans community that depend on their art form for livelihood.
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