Luni River

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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (Retd.)

Location of the Desert Rivers by Irfan Habib

Luni is also name of a river of western Rajasthan state, India. The Luni River flows through the Indian desert. Luni in Jodhpur gets name from Luni River. 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.

The next, and perhaps most remarkable feature in the desert, is the Luni, or Salt River, which, with its numerous feeders, has its source in the springs of the Aravalli. Of Marwar it is a barrier between the fertile lands and the desert ; and as it leaves this country for the thal of the Chauhans, it divides that community, and forms a geographical demarcation ; the eastern portion being called the Raj of Suigam ; and the western part, Parkar, or beyond the Khar, or Luni. [1]


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