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The Tunga River ( ) is a river in Karnatakamarker state, southern Indiamarker. The river is born in the Western Ghats on a hill known as Varaha Parvata at a place called Gangamoola. From here, the river flows through two districts in Karnatakamarker - Chikmagalur Districtmarker and Shimoga Districtmarker. It is 147 km long and merges with the Bhadra Rivermarker at Koodli, a small town near Shimoga Citymarker, Karnataka. The river is given the compound name Tungabhadramarker from this point on. The Tungabhadra flows eastwards and merges with the Krishna River in Andhra Pradeshmarker.

The river is famous for the sweetness of its water. There is a belief that " Thunga panam Ganga snanum" which means we should drink the water of river thunga and take bath in river Ganga.

It has a dam built across it at Gajanurmarker, and a larger dam has been built across the compound Tungabhadra rivermarker at Hospetmarker.

Religious centres

Temple view over Tunga River
Sringerimarker, on the banks of the Tunga, has several temples, the most important being the Śhāradā temple and the Vidyāśhankara temple.

Bridge over the river
A view at Hariharapura



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