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Course of River Luni
The Luni is a river of western Rajasthanmarker state, Indiamarker. It originates in the Pushkarmarker valley of the Aravalli Rangemarker, near Ajmermarker and ends in the marshy lands of Rann of Kutchmarker in Gujaratmarker, 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 Lakemarker, and from then on it gets its name Luni .

In 1892, Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpurmarker 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.

Etmology

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

Overview

The Luni flows ts37,363 kmĀ², which includes all or part of Ajmermarker, Barmermarker, Jalormarker, Jodhpurmarker, Nagaurmarker, Palimarker, and Sirohimarker districts and Mithaviranamarker Vav Radhanpurmarker region of Banaskantha North Gujarat. Its major tributaries are the Sukri, Mithri, Bandimarker, Khari, Jawaimarker, Guhiya and Sagi from the left, and the Jojari River from the right.

Rising in the western Aravalli Rangemarker in the state of Rajasthanmarker, where it is known as the Sagarmati, it flows south-west and enters a patch of desert before dissipating into the Rann of Kutchmarker, 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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