|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (Retd.)|
Origin of name
It originates from Tilboni hill in Purulia district and enters Bankura district near Chhatna. It cuts across the district flowing past the district headquarters and enters the south-eastern tip of Bardhaman District. It then passes through Hooghly District. The Silai joins it near Ghatal and the two together is known as Rupnarayan River, which flows into the Hooghly River near Gadiara in Howrah District.
- Chattopadhyay, Akkori, Bardhaman Jelar Itihas O Lok Sanskriti (History and Folk lore of Bardhaman District.), (Bengali), Vol I, pp 33-34, Radical Impression. ISBN 81-85459-36-3