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The Gurupura River (also known as Pachamagaru River,[1] Phalguni River or Kulur River[2]) is a river in the Karnataka state of India.[3] It originates in the Western Ghats and is a tributary of the Netravati River,[1] which empties into the Arabian Sea, south of Mangalore. It gets its name from the town Gurupura situated near Mangalore. The New Mangalore Port and Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers are situated on its northern banks. Once upon a time it formed northern boundary of Mangalore city along with Netravati River as southern boundary.

Gurupura River
Phalguni River, Kulur River
Country India
State Karnataka
Cities Mangalore, Gurupura


  1. ^ a b Andrade, Francis; Aravinda, H. B.; Puttaiah, E. T. (May 2011). "Studies on Mangalore coastal water pollution and its sources". Indian Journal of Science and Technology. 4 (5): 1. ISSN 0974-6846. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  2. ^ "11 drown as school van falls into river in Mangalore". Deccan Herald. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  3. ^ "GURUPURA RIVER - Mangalore". Retrieved 16 September 2015.

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Coordinates: 12°50′57″N 74°49′52″E / 12.84917°N 74.83111°E / 12.84917; 74.83111