Adi Ganga

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Adi Ganga, also known as Gobindapur Creek, Surman’s Nullah and Tolly’s Nullah, was the main tributary (branch river) of the Hooghly River from the 15th to 17th century. But at present this river had dried up.[1]

The Adi Ganga now flows by Tollygunge and Kudghat, Alipore, Bansdroni, Naktala, Garia, Boral, Mahamayatala, Narendrapur, Rajpur, Harinavi, Kodalia, Changaripota (now Shubhashgram), then to Mahinagar and Baruipur (earlier Atisara village), and reaches Jaynagar and Majilpur. At last Adi Ganga flows into the Bay of Bengal.[2]

Adi Ganga near Dahi Ghat

References[change | change source]

  1. Roy, Niharranjan, Bangalir Itihas, Adi Parba, (in Bengali), first published 1972, reprint 2005, p. 126, Dey’s Publishing, 13 Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata, ISBN 81-7079-270-3
  2. Das, Soumitra (2009-07-05). "River of time". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India.