Bagmati River

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    Syllabus: GS1/ Geographical features

    News

    • At least 12 people went missing after a boat capsized in the Bagmati river in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar recently.

    About

    • Bagmati River is a transboundary river between the Nepal and India border. 
    • Origin: Shivapuri Hills to the north of Kathmandu, Nepal.
    • Mouth of the River: The River ultimately joins the Narayani River. The merged waters of the Bagmati and Narayani eventually make their way southward and into the Ganges
    • Total length: 586.3 km.
    • Tributaries: 
      • Bishnumati River
      • Manohara River
      • Dhobi Khola River.
    • Significance:
      • The Nepalese people believed that the Bagmati was the origin of their civilization and urbanization.
      • Located on the river’s edge, the Pashupatinath Temple is an important Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to Shiva. 

    Source: TH