Dwarka River

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Dwarka River
Babla River
Country India
States Jharkhand, West Bengal
 - right Brahmani
Landmarks Tarapith, Deucha

The Dwarka River (also called Babla) is a tributary of Bhagirathi.

The Dwaraka originates in Santhal Parganas in Jharkhand, flows through Deucha, and then through Mayureswar and Rampurhat police station areas of Birbhum district. It finally flows through Murshidabad district, where it joins the Bhagirathi.[1] Two great shakti temple held on the bank of this river, they are Dwarbasini and tarapith. Though a moderate river, it has several names and many small tributaries and estuaries. Its many backwaters and side channels also connect it with the Bhagirathi. It is a hill stream with beds full of pebbles and yellow clay.[2]

Deucha barrage[edit]

A barrage at Deucha on the Dwarka river has a capacity of 1,700,000 cubic metres (1,400 acre·ft).[3] It is on the west side of NH 60, in Birbhum district .


  1. ^ O’Malley, L.S.S., ICS, Birbhum, Bengal District Gazetteers, p. 5, 1995 reprint, Government of West Bengal
  2. ^ "Murshidabad". District administration. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Poverty and Vulnerability" (PDF). Vulnerability due to flood. Human Development Report: Birbhum. Retrieved 2010-06-15. 

Coordinates: 24°06′36″N 87°47′56″E / 24.1100943°N 87.7989578°E / 24.1100943; 87.7989578