Soon afterwards it receives the Swat river from the north and the Bara river from the south, and after a further course of 40 m.
During the Sepoy war of 1857-1858 the whole of the Bara Banki talukdars joined the mutineers, but offered no serious resistance after the capture of Lucknow.
But the Bara valley route into the heart of the Afridi Tirah is not to be altogether overlooked, although it is not a trade route of any importance.
The population of Bara Banki alone in 1901 was 3020.
In addition to some of the Hindu deities which they worship, the Gonds have their own gods - Bara Deva and Dula Deva.