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The Amarja is a river which flows via the Gulbarga District of Karnataka in India. The river is born at Duttargaon. It then flows up to 50–60 kilometers and will finally combine into Bhima River at Sangam Kshetra which is located in Gulbarga District. Sangam Kshetra is a congregation point of Amarja and Bhima Rivers. The water of these rivers, especially at their convergence, called Sangam, is considered extremely holy. The myth goes, as to those who bathe in the Sangam River will be freed from their sins, and all their wishes and yearnings will be satisfied.
The story behind the name River Amarja The legend goes as such:
Shri Guru and Jallundhar demon were fighting a War. Indra, a prominent Devta told Shri Shankar that they would kill demons, but a new demon will be born with every blood drop and they will spread far and wide in Three Lokas. He also said that many Gods have been killed so far. On Hearing this, the Lord Almighty Shri Shankar got infuriated and he began killing the demons in the form of Rudra. Indra asked if he will help in killing these demons; he also asked them to suggest any way to bring Gods back to life. Hearing this, Shri Shankar chanted a mantra known as Amrutmantra and offered Indra a jar that contained nectar. As soon as this nectar was sprinkled by Indra on the slain Gods, they came back to alive. The jar with some nectar left in it fall on Earth when Indra was leaving and thus a river created. The river thus created came to be known as Amarja. As mythology goes, taking a bath in this river prevents people from several diseases and they can avoid premature death.
This river joins Bhima River and this convergence is great which is similar to Triveni Sangam that can be seen in Prayag, a destination with lot of religious significance. In Magha and Kartika months, if bath is taken in this river, it is believed to be quite auspicious. This bath should be taken at this Sangam on the occasion of eclipse Parva. The Nirguna Math houses the Nirguna Padukas. The confluence of the waters of Bhima and Amarja rivers is also considered extremely holy. The sacred “Bhima-Amarja Sangam located at Gangapura is also considered to be sacred. The Koti Theerthas and the Aswatha Tree is also considered very potent by localities of Gangapura, as revered as the KalpaVriksha. The Narasimha Tirtha is situated near the Aswatha Tree. Even northward to this lies the Varanasi Teertha, the Chakra Teertha, Manmadh Teertha, PapaVinasini Teertha, Koti teertha and others. This place is also famous for the Kalleshwara Temple. This temple is as holy as the Gokarna which lies in Gulbarg at Karnataka.
The Location of the dam is Near Sangolgi village in Aland Taluk in Gulbarga District Its Basin/Sub-Basin are Krishna, Bhima respectively. Allocation and utilization of the dam is 1.92 TMC. The Catchments area is 530.95 Sq Kms. The Yield is 3.045 TMC. The Gross Storage is 1.554 TMC. The Live Storage is 1.415 TMC. The Dead Storage is 0.139 TMC .Length of The Dam is around 960 M and its type is composite. The Tank Bund Level in the dam is around 465.00 M. The Full Reservoir Level in the dam is 461.50 M. The Maximum Water Level in the dam is 461.50 M. The Crest Level in the dam is 452.50 M. The Cill Level in the dam is 449.00 M. The Spillway Discharge in the dam is 100000 Cusecs. The Spillway Gates in the dam is 5 Nos. (13 M x 9 M).
Submergence details include an Area of 641 Ha, Villages covered: 3 Villages and the Total Population is 4500.Left Bank Canal has the Length of 55 Km, Head Discharge of 81 Cusecs and Atchkat of 4856 Ha. Right Bank Canal has the Length of 45 Km, Head Discharge of 65 Cusecs and Atchkat of 4047 Ha