Rivers

Rivers Flow from Ghazipur District

A Fascinating networks of Perennial rivers has shaped the culture of state and nurtured its populace like a loving mother for thousands of years that’s why people worship and celebrate most of their festivals on the bank of these rivers. The main rivers are gangaes , Gomti, Gangi, Beson, Magai,Bhaisai , Tons and Karmnasa . The River Ganges travels 90 K.M , Gomti 30 K.M , Gangi 50 K.M, Beson 95 K.M , Magai 25 K.M, Bhaisai 30 K.M and tons river travel 20 K.M. The Gangaes and gomti flows from north-west to southeast in district. Gangaes plays the important role in Transportation on the way from Allahabad to Calcutta for carrying goods through water. In British period the transportation of opium was carried to china from Ghazipur to Bay of Bengal. At That time The Steamers and Boats was running from Varanasi to Calcutta for Transportation of People and goods. In 1887 the famous poet Ravindra Nath Tagore came from Calcutta through gangaes.

Ganga

This river first touches this district in the extreme south-west of Saidpur and form the boundary between Ghazipur and Varanasi for a long distance.At bara the bed narrows it turns to north-east separating  Muhammdabad from Bihar state.

Gomti

The first triburay to join the Ganga in this district is the Gomti which flows along the southern boundary of Saidpur, separating it from Varanasi.

Gangi

This stream rises near Jaunpur and makes its ways in a south-easternly direction through the clay  lands alongthe borders of Jaunpur and Azamgarh.It forms the boundary between karanda and Ghazipur pargana and joins the ganga near Mainpur.

Beson

The Beson has its origin in Devgaon thesil( Azamgarh) and flows towards the east and joins the Ganga on left bank.

Mangai

This river enters Ghazipur district in the north of pargana Shadiabad and joins the Tons in Ghazipur.

Bhainsai

This river rises in the Muhammdabad Gohna ( Mau) and it passes into Zahurabad and falls into Sarju near Bahadurganj.

Tons

Entering in Zahurabad and falls into Sarju near village of Fateh Sarai.

Karmnasa

The Karmnasa known as itt-omened stream-its name meaning the destroyer of pious deed.flows towards the north-east forms the boundary of the district which it separates from Bihar. It joins the Ganga near Bara at chausa where Humayun was defeated by Sher Shah Suri.