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Shilabati River

Shilabati River
Sunset on the Shilabati banks on a December evening.jpg
Sunset on the Shilabati in December
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Location
CountryIndia
StateWest Bengal
CityPurulia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationNear Chak Gopalpur, Hura Block, Purulia District
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Rupnarayan River
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftJaipanda River

The Shilabati River (also known as Shilai) originates near Chak Gopalpur village of Hura block in the Purulia district of the Indian state of West Bengal. It flows in an almost southeasterly direction through the districts of Bankura and Paschim Medinipur. The Shilabati joins the Dwarakeswar near Ghatal and afterwards is known as Rupnarayan. It finally joins the Hooghly River, which empties into the Bay of Bengal.[1]

Course

The Shilabati River originates near Chak Gopalpur village of Hura block in the Purulia district of the state of West Bengal.

Others

At source location of Shilabati river, a temple named Maa Shilabati Temple is located. Almost every year the Shilabati causes flooding, particularly in Banka, Khirpai and Ghatal area. There is a small reservoir on the Shilabati near Khatra known as Kadam Dewli Dam where a canal from Mukutmanipur Kangsabati dam meets. Simlapal block town of Bankura district is located on the bank of this river. Every year, a famous Hindu religious fair called 'Ganga Mela of Simlapal' is held at the river front of Simlapal.

Gangani, a tourist place on the bank of Shilabati river is located in Paschim Medinipur District.

Tourists on the banks of Silabati on New Year's Eve at Gangani

References

  1. ^ O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Bankura, Bengal District Gazetteers, p. 7, 1995 reprint, Government of West Bengal

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