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The ______ river was earlier known as the "river of mourning".


1. Ghaghra
2. Kali
3. Mahanadi
4. Damodar

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Damodar

The correct answer is Damodar.

  • The Damodar River was earlier known as the "river of mourning".

  • Damodar River:
    • The river originates at the Chhota Nagpur Plateau.
    • It is a tributary of the river Hoogly.
    • Hoogly is the distributary of the river Ganga.
    • Tributaries of the Damodar are Barakar, Konar, Jamunia, Nunia and Sali.
    • Damodar river is also known as the Bengal’s Sorrow or the river of mourning.

  • Ghaghra river is also known as the Sarayu River.
  • Mahanadi originates from the foothills of Dandakaranaya Hills.
  • Kali River flows in Karnataka.

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