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Shivanasamudra is a small town in the Mandya District of Karnataka. It is situated on the banks of the River Cauvery and is the location of the first Hydro-electric power station in Asia, which was set up in the year 1902. River Cauvery is split into two by the island of Shivanasamudra and the western branch results in the twin waterfalls of Gaganachukki, whereas the eastern branch results in the Bharachukki falls. Shivanasamudra Falls is the second biggest waterfall in India and the sixteenth largest in the world. Here the River Cauvery cascades down from a height of 75m into a deep rocky gorge.