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I had several posts of sunsets at different locations -- the hills, the rivers and the seas. May be I am somewhat obsessed with this particular phenomenon of nature which adds a bit of melancholy and flushes the soul too. This one I took on the river Brahmaputra in Assam.

From its origin in southwestern Tibet as the Yarlung Zangbo River, it flows across southern Tibet to break through the Himalayas in great gorges and into Arunachal Pradesh where it is known as Dihang.It flows southwest through the Assam Valley as Brahmaputra and south through Bangladesh where the river merges with the Ganges and splits into two: the Padma and Meghna River. About 1,800 miles long, the river is an important source for irrigation and transportation. When it merges with the Ganges it forms the world's largest delta, the Sunderbans, known for tigers, crocodiles and mangroves. While most rivers on the Indian subcontinent have female names, this river has a rare male name, as it means "son of Brahma" in Sanskrit (putra means "son").

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  • Copyright: Partha Chattopadhyay (Partha_c) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 179 N: 555] (2015)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-02-13
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-04 5:41
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