Gomti River In Lucknow

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River Gomti is otherwise known as Gumti or Gomti, is supposed to be River Ganges’ tributary. As per the hindu mythology, Gomti river was Sage Vashist’s daughter and is considered to be quite auspicious to take a dip in its water, during the Eleventh day of sanatana Dharma on ekadashi so as to rid away the sins. As per the work of Srimad Bhagavatam which is quite sacred, is considered to be a river of transcendental values in the country.


Gomti River starts from the Gomat Taal, otherwise called as Fulhaar Jheel which is found near the Madho Tanda in Pilibhit region in india. The river goes for a distance of about 900 km, passing through Uttar Pradesh finally to join River Ganges in Ghazipur in the area of Saidpur in Kaithi.

After a distance of about 20 kms from the start, Gaihaaee, which is a small river, meets the gomti. Then it travels in a thin stream till it goes to Mohammadi Kheri, which is at a distance from 100 km, and is a small tehsil of the district of Lakhimpur Kheri, and small tributaries such as the Choha, Sukheta and Andhra Choha join Gomti river. This is the point from where the Gomti river is substantial. Beyond this, many other small tributaries start to join such as Kathina at the village of Mailani, Saarayan in a village belonging to district of Sitapur. Near the village of Jaunpur, there is another tributary, which joins the river as a tributary. When gomti and ganges join together, there is located the famous temple of Markandey Mahadeo.

After a distance of 240, the river gomti is entering the city of Lucknow and covers a distance of 12 kms by passing through it. Water is taken from the river at a point where it enters the city limits for catering to the water supply of the city. There are about 25 drains passing through the city, which pour sewage into the Gomti, that is not yet treated. After flowing for some distance, the Gomti barrage is located that stops the flow of the river, forming a lake.

Different cities that are located along the banks of the river gomti are Sultanpur, Lucknow, jaunpur and Lakhimpur Kheri and these are the main cities that are prominent in the region, out of the total 15 cities in the catchment land. In jaunpur, the river is dividing the city into two equal halves and at the same time becomes bigger.