Papaharini is the main perennial flow of Gandhamardan Hill in the Baragarh District
. With an average width of 12 ft, it gushes out at the convergence of seven fountains, Saptadhar. It flows about 25 km and merges with Mahanadi River
. Papaharini also touches the Ang tributary before merging with the Mahanadi.
Papaharini literally means ‘the Destroyer of Sins’. It is believed as the representation of Sanatan - the continuum of past, present and future.