Motorbike rally launched to save this river which is the main source of water for eight temple ponds in Udupi

Motorbike rally launched to save this river which is the main source of water for eight temple ponds in Udupi

July 29: Indrani river is the main source of water for eight temple ponds in Udupi. The river  flows through Anajeya Swami Temple, Kodavur. The river is capable of meeting city people’s water demands. Indrani River flows for 10 kilometres before joining the sea. The river is joined by tributaries at eight places. Indrani river replenishes water in Madhwa Sarovar. The water flowing from Sagri and Brahmagiri joins Indrani.
The pollution of Indrani river has resulted in the spread of many diseases like Dengue. The river aalso used to provide water for irrigation, for eight months without interruption, had reduced to the status of a drain.
A motorbike rally was organised as part of the ‘Save Indrani River’ campaign on Sunday, July 28. Udupi-based Human Rights Protection Foundation President Dr Ravindranath Shanbhag launched the motorbike rally by pouring milk into the Indrani river at Mukhyaprana Temple in Udupi.

Dr Shanbhag said that nowadays, the city is planned and basic infrastructure is provided much later. He has urged the youth to come forward with initiatives to protect the river. Activist Prakash Malpe blamed people for polluting rivers without realising their value. Shri Panchadurga Parameshwari temple managing trustee Jaykar Shetty said the Indrani river had a history of a 1,000 years.

 

 

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