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Sankhamul ghat,  located in between Lalitpur and Kathmandu districts is not far from the confluence of Bagmati and Manhara rivers.  Sankhamul bridge conveniently connects Naya Baneshwor to Patan. Sankhamul ghat (Hindu crematorium) is bejeweled with old Newari buildings and temples. It is on the banks of the Bagmati river whose holiness has been stained by becoming a filthy, public health hazard and an a perpetual eyesore. Bagamati is the river which is representative of the Kathmandu valley. Though it is often touted as a “Holy River”, it has been begrimed by urbanization and mass rural to urban migration. When the denizens of Kathmandu valley began installing modern toilets, Bagmati was reduced to a holy sewer. The width and flow of Bagmati decreased as the years passed and Kathmandu began its nightmarish metamorphosis into the “Sick City” that we are all so familiar with.

Sankhamul Bridge

By-Products of Modernization

Sand Mining in the Bagmati River

Sand Mining in Bagmait River

Sankhamul Ghat

The Gate to Urban Wilderness

Stand for Holding the Funeral Pyre

Temples on the Ghat

Confluence of Bagmati and Manhara Rivers

The Jailed God

Scavengers of Leftover Offerings (Prasad)

Women Waiting to Fill Water Containers Despite Being Less than Five Meters from the Bagmati River

The Mystical Brahmaputra River

My train was headed to Guwahati, the capital of the eastern Indian state of Assam. Guwahati is located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra river which has an average depth of 124 metres. The mystical Brahmaputra river along with the famed Kamakhya temple are obviously the star attractions of Guwahati.

Brahmaputra River as Seen from Guwahati

The City of Guwahati which lies on the South Bank of the Brahmaputra River

The Queue Outside Nava Graha Temple on a Hill overlooking the Brahmaputra River

Brahmaputra River Ferries

A "Garbage Recycler"0n the Banks of the Brahmaputra River

Ferry Boats of Brahmaputra (Modeled after the Nortorious Junks of Hong Kong)

To Umananda Temple (Located on an Island on the Brahmaputra River)

The Island where Umananda Temple is Located

People Working on the Banks of the Brahmaputra River

The Brahmaputra River!

Water Cycle!

Boats on Dry Land