Bangladeshi River Karnafuli

Bangladeshi River Karnafuli

 

Bangladeshi River Karnafuli

The river Karnafuli flows right through Rangunia Upazila. This river is the natural resource of our Upazila which has provided livelihood to many fishermen. The Karnafuli River is a major river in southeastern Bangladesh. It starts in the Lusai Hills of Mizoram, India, flows through the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Chittagong, and joins the Bay of Bengal near Patenga in Chittagong. At the mouth of this river is the port of Chittagong, the main seaport of Bangladesh. The length of this river is 320 km.


There are various stories about the origin of the name Karnafuli river. It is said that a princess of Arakan fell in love with an aboriginal prince of Chittagong. One moonlit night, the two of them were enjoying a boat trip on this river. While looking at the reflection of the moon in the water of the river, a flower fell on the ear of the princess. After losing the flower, the Katar princess jumped into the water to rescue it. But the princess was swept away by the strong current, and she was not found. The prince jumped into the water to save the princess but did not succeed. In mourning for the princess, the prince drowned and sacrificed himself. From this tragic story, the name of the river is 'Karnafuli'. To the marma tribes, the river is called Kansa Khiong.


Lukia Char was formed at the mouth of Karnafuli in 1883. 1877 Salejuldia Channel. The Juldia Channel is two and a half miles long and one and a half miles wide. Between 1901 and 1917, the Patenga Channel moved about one and a half thousand feet west of the Juldia Channel. There is a huge char at the junction of Halda river with Karnafuli. Which is known as Halda Char. Some parts of the river are flowing close to Nazirchar, some parts are flowing through sand channels and some are flowing as the main streams. In 1930, the mainstream of the Agurgandi for the construction of the left bank. After the construction of the Kalurghat bridge, another stream formed on the right side of the bridge.


The Karnafuli River starts from Shaita village (Lusai Hills) in the Mamit district of Mizoram province of India and flows through the Chittagong Hill Tracts and Chittagong and joins the Bay of Bengal near Patenga in Chittagong. The main seaport of Bangladesh is the Chittagong seaport at the mouth of this river. This 6 km Karnafuli from the mouth of the Thega river or Thegamukh in Barkal Upazila of Rangamati district to the mouth of the big deer has demarcated the border of India and Bangladesh. India is on the right side of this six-kilometer river and Bangladesh is on the left side.

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