";s:4:"text";s:3163:"They are restless, ever shifting. 8) Millions of people in India and Bangladesh reside on the banks of Brahmaputra River and its delta is home to around 130 million people. Countless shifting islands and sand spits called chars dot the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra River. River Brahmaputra will play host to planet Jupiter as it enters Dhanur Rasi. A quick glance at some interesting facts about the Brahmaputra, and you will get a rough idea about its impact on the geography of the Indian subcontinent. The total length of the river is about 2900 km. 7) Mt. The people of the chars are largely Muslim.. River shifting has been a characteristic feature of the bengal basin, affecting small sections or even the entire river. This one near Jogighopa, in Assam, is nearly a mile long. 6) Brahmaputra River is known as son of Lord Brahma and it is a mighty river even in the dry season. The sunbaked chars are shaped like fish, clouds, teardrops, and perhaps 200 of them dot the middle reaches of the Brahmaputra downstream from Guwahati. Kangchenjunga with 8586 m height is the highest point in the Brahmaputra River Basin. History Brahmaputra River seen from a spot satellite The Brahmaputra and its tributaries in northeastern India and Bangladesh James Rennell's 1776 map shows the Brahmaputra's flow before an earthquake on 2 April 1762 and the Teesta River flowing in three channels to the Ganga before a … Old Brahmaputra River a river that originates from the left bank of the brahmaputra to the north of Bahadurabad. The river takes birth at the Mansarovar of the Himalayas, flows through Tibet, China, Burma, India and joins with River Ganga in Bangladesh. The river Brahmaputra travels 2880 km from its origin in the young Himalayan range through the Tibet and India and finally merges with the sea in Bangladesh by opening its streams like the roots of a large Banyan tree. The river flows into three densely populated nations of the world–China, India and Bangladesh. Brahmaputra bräməpo͞o´trə [Sanskrit,=son of Brahma], river, c.1,800 mi (2,900 km) long, rising in the Kailas range of the Himalayas, SW Tibet, China, and flowing through NE India to join with the Ganges River in central Bangladesh to form a vast delta; it is navigable for large craft c.800 mi (1,290 km) upstream. At 1,800 mi, the Brahmaputra River may not even break into the list of the ten longest rivers in the world, and yet it is considered as one of the major rivers alongside the Amazon and Nile. The river islands can be miles long. Brahmaputra River is one of the largest rivers in Asia. Flowing more or less to the southeast it passes by Jamalpur and Mymensingh towns and falls into the meghna at Bhairab Bazar. The Brahmaputra River, geologically is the youngest among the major rivers in the world yet it is known as a moving ocean. The river has thus stood as a vanguard of history, protecting the citadel of Guwahati for thousands of years.