Monday, June 15, 2009

Mighty Bhramaputra this June (2009)

BHRAMAPUTRA means son of lord Bhrama.....this is the only river in India bearing a male name as most of our rivers bear female names.It is a transboundary river of Asia originating from glaciers in western Tibet as TSANGBO,running east through Tibet ,turning south as Dihang(Arunachal-Pradesh) it enters India and flows into Assam valley near Sadiya.It flows approxm. 1800 mile sand finally meets The Ganges and its other dis tributaries to form the largest river delta of the world.This river is an important source of irrigation and transportation.
This view is of our last evenings wallk to the riverside area .Rains are less this year so very less water is seen.
We live in South banks of the river......North side of Guwahati is visible from this end.

22 comments:

  1. beautiful area you live in. I live in a desert-few lakes or rivers here...

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  2. The river is amazing. It must be fun to visit it.

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  3. Am recalling Gauhati once again !!!! lol!

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  4. beautiful. i grew up around beaches, lakes and rivers, it's so serene.

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  5. I think you live in a beautiful place!
    The nature looks great from the pictures...

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  6. Beautiful and never came in my mind that all the rivers have female names.

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  7. I liked your blog very much.Beautiful post with lovely pictures.Now I have become your 20th follower so I will be visiting your wonderful blog.
    You are welcome in my blogs.

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  8. Hello, visiting your blog for the first time. great post. Awesome pics of Brahmaputra river. feels like visiting this place now.

    Keep up the good work :)

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  9. I know 2 Indian women in Hawaii -- both divorced with adult children. Amazing that they are doing well despite some hardships.

    I stopped in Bombay Airport en route to London back in 1969. It was just 4 hours and very pleasant.

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  10. Thank you Lin,Nitu,Lazy-king,Babli,Ramesh,Ashwin,Toothfairy,Kiana.

    @Varunavi...yes they all bear female names ganga,jamuna,saraswati,godavari,narmada etcccc.THANKS FOR VISITING.

    @Gigihawai....i hope this time you visit India for a longer period...always welcome.

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  11. namaskar..

    amazing photographs of bramhaputra.. wonderfully expressed....

    is sajiv chitran ke liye aapko badhai ..

    vijay
    pls read my new sufi poem :
    http://poemsofvijay.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post.html

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  12. This looks beautiful. I had seen the river in its majestic best in a documentary recently, where 5 bikers traversed Arunachal from its west border to the eastern most tip, without entering Assam. They began the journey from Gauhati. I so want to visit. Hope the day comes soon.

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  13. This looks so beautiful, Kavita. Thank you for sharing this very interesting area with us.

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  14. wow! its a wonderful and colorful blog!

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  15. Nice description with beautiful photos.

    Hope the rains will soon increase the water levels, making the river flow with all its beauty :)

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  16. Hi Kavita !! Since Childhood i had been listening about The Great Brahmputra but never got the opportunity to see it personally.But today i think half of my wish is already fulfilled as got to see it in your Blog Post.Thanks for sharing.Very nice captured and excellent shot !!I can see the beauty and could feel the peace here only.Thanks for commenting on my Blog..

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  17. it also has a lovely myth attached to it, "cross the great Brahmaputra once and it's bound to make you come over for another six times,i.e. a total of seven"............wonder how seriously this myth is popular!

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  18. I wrote a comment as soon as I saw your post. hmmmm, it is not there. My PC is too slow. You know the reason, the broadband connectionwala is giving?! Honey bees have gone inside the wiring - concealed wiring! I wrote and clicked 'comment' and left the table. When I came back, I must have closed, without checking.

    Anyway, the photographs are beautiful, Kavitha. The river is very furious, when flooded, right? Do you know why only this river is male unlike Ganga, Saraswati, Kaveri? Do you know the story?

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  19. @SANDHYA....THANKS.The story behind this name is an interesting one ...i plan to write a post each month showing pics of the river from either the same place or from a dft.spot...next month i will write the story.Thankyou.

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