Auranga River (Jharkhand)

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Auranga River
Country India
State Jharkhand
Landmarks Palamau Tiger Reserve, Palamu Fort
Mouth North Koel River
 - coordinates 23°56′42″N 84°08′28″E / 23.94500°N 84.14111°E / 23.94500; 84.14111Coordinates: 23°56′42″N 84°08′28″E / 23.94500°N 84.14111°E / 23.94500; 84.14111
Length 80 km (50 mi)

The Auranga River (localised name: Oranga River) flows through the Latehar and Palamu districts in the Indian state of Jharkhand.[1]


The Auranga originates near Soheda ,ranchi in a pass. It descends from the Ranchi plateau and pursues a winding course in a north-westerly direction for a distance of about 80 kilometres (50 mi), till it flows into the Koel near Kechki 16 kilometres (10 mi) south of Daltonganj.[2]

It passes through a large valley, the southern face of which is formed by the Kumandih hills. Its bed widens rapidly and by the time it reaches the Palamu Fort it has attained a considerable size. Where the ruins of these two forts overlook it, the channel is crowded with huge masses of gneiss. Owing to its rocky bed, navigation is impossible in the rains, and at other times the supply of water is insufficient for even the smallest craft.[2]


Its principal tributaries are the Sukri and Ghaghri.[2]


  1. ^ "Auranga River". india9. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gazetteer of Palamu District". Retrieved 2010-04-29.