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|- location||Purulia district, Chota Nagpur Plateau, West Bengal|
|- location||Rupnarayan River|
|- left||Gandheswari River, Kukhra River, Birai River|
|- right||Shilabati River|
The river originates near Madhabpur in Purulia district and enters Bankura district near Chhatna. It cuts across the district flowing past the district headquarters and enters the southeastern tip of East Bardhaman District. It then passes through Hooghly District.
Dwarakeswar River has much sedimentation from low water (any season). In rainy seasons it is filled up with water; then huge sedimentations are blocked the channel, even near Arambagh the channel basin reduced by garbage and anthropogenic (man made)[clarification needed] activities.
There is a proposal for the construction of a dam across the Dwarakeswar. The preliminary project report on Dwarakeswar Gandheswari Reservoir was received by the Central Water Commission in January 2004 for "in-principle" consent for preparation of a detailed Project Report was conveyed to the State Government in March 2004.