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Barakar River

Barakar River, once known as Rujubalika, is one of the main rivers found in the north-eastern part of India and is the largest tributary of Damodar River. It flows from west to east and a multipurpose dam, Maithon Dam, has been constructed across it, for flood control. The main tributaries of the river Barakar are Poanchkhara, Keso, Akto, Gurio and Gukhana Nadi.

There are a number of famous temples on the banks of Barakar River. Bhagvan Mahavir Swami Jain Teerth, near Barakar village, is a major shrine on its banks.

Updated on 27th January, 2015


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