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The Seti Gandaki River, also known as the Seti River or the Seti Khola, is a river of western Nepal, a left tributary of the Trishuli River. It is one of the holiest rivers of Nepal, worshipped in Hinduism as a form of Vishnu. The river is also famous because it is close to some Holy places and is the central point of many stories of Hindu mythology, such as the Mahabharata, one of longest books of Hinduism, written by Vyasa, who was born near the confluence of the Gandaki and Madi rivers near Damauli, Tanahun, Nepal. Gandaki River .[1] It rises from the base of the Annapurna massif, and flows south and south-east past Pokhara and Damauli to join the Trishuli River near Devghat.

Seti Gandaki
Seti river in ramghat Pokhara.jpg
Seti Gandaki from Ramghat Pokhara
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationSlopes of Annapurna
Basin features
River systemGandaki River

The Seti Gandaki was successfully descended for the first time in June 1971 by Daniel C. Taylor and Jennifer Ide. They went by raft, having to portage around the three kilometer section where the whole Seti river goes underground.[2]

In May 2012 a devastating flood on the river killed more than 60 people north of Pokhara and changed the course of the river.[3]



  1. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh. Himalayan rivers, lakes and glaciers. p. 64. Google books. Retrieved 2013-05-09.
  2. ^ Daniel Taylor-Ide "Something Hidden Behind the Ranges" (San Francisco: Mercury House Press, 1995)
  3. ^ BBC News, 6 May 2013
  4. ^ [1]

Coordinates: 27°49′16″N 84°27′17″E / 27.8211°N 84.4546°E / 27.8211; 84.4546