Rivers have been an important source of life for the human kind and culturally also it has a very vital role and place in the society. River as synonymously called as Sarita, Tatini, Vahini, Tarangini, Shaivaini, Hrudini, Dhuni, Strotswati, Dweepawati, Sravanti, Nimnapaga is a way to the progress and developement of the humankind. Most of the pilgirmages are located on the banks of rivers.
Author projects the scientific information of rivers in Maharashtra, the dams built on them, animals & birds near it, folk tales connected tothem and the traditions around it. Author describes the main rivers of Maharashtra along with tributaries and their origins.