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Rupnarayan River
Native nameরূপনারায়ণ নদী (Bengali)
StateWest Bengal
CityKolaghat, Tamluk
Physical characteristics
 • locationPurulia, West Bengal, India
 • location
 • locationHooghly River
Rupnarayan river and Hooghly river connecting at Gadiara

The Rupnarayan is a river in India. It begins as the Dhaleswari (Dhalkisor) in the Chhota Nagpur plateau foothills northeast of the town of Purulia. It then follows a tortuous southeasterly course past the town of Bankura, where it is known as the Dwarakeswar river. Near the town of Ghatal it is joined by the Shilabati river, where it takes the name Rupnarayan. Finally, it discharges into the Hoogli River. It is famous for the Hilsa fish that thrives in its waters and is used in Bengali cuisine. It is also notable for the West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) thermal power plant built along its bank at Kolaghat in West Bengal. The river also passes through Bagnan in Howrah district.

Rupnarayan River forms the eastern boundary of district Purba Medinipur with district Howrah.

distinctive fact about this river is that, Tamralipti port(ancient Gupta port) is on the banks of rupnarayan river.

This river was private property of few bengal renowned knight families notably Sarkar family owned 1/16 portion of the same till the India got independence before govt. taken the control post 1950. Last known knight of Sarkar family was Kali Krishna Sarkar, renowned Knight of Burdwan and Bidyanandapur.

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