|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
Meghna River (Hindi: मेघना नदी, Bengali: মেঘনা নদী) is one of the major rivers in Bangladesh, one of the three that forms the Ganges Delta, the largest delta on earth, which fans out to the Bay of Bengal.
A part of the Surma-Meghna River System, Meghna is formed inside Bangladesh in Kishoreganj District above the town of Bhairab Bazar by the joining of the Surma and the Kushiyara, both of which originate in the hilly regions of eastern India as the Barak River. The Meghna meets its major tributary, the Padma, in Chandpur District. Other major tributaries of the Meghna include the Dhaleshwari, the Gumti, and the Feni. The Meghna empties into the Bay of Bengal in Bhola District via four principal mouths, named Tetulia (Ilsha), Shahbazpur, Hatia, and Bamni.
Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 describes the Kings and clans who joined the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo. Meghanada (मेघनाद) (Name of the combatant) is mentioned in Mahabharata (IX.44.57).....Chaturdanshtra, Ashtajihva, Meghanada, Prithusravas, Vidyutaksha, Dhanurvaktra, Jathara, Marutasana...
Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 13 mentions the Kshatriyas in support of Jarasandha. Meghavahana (मेघवाहन) is mentioned in Mahabharata (II.13.12).....There are others also viz., Dantavakra, Karusha, Karava, Meghavahana, that wait upon Jarasandha....
मेघनाद = मेघवाहन
- Masud Hasan Chowdhury (2012). "Meghna River". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal (ed.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- चतुर्थंष्ट्रॊ ऽषट जिह्वश च मेघनाद: पृथुश्रवाः, विथ्युथ अक्षॊ धनुर वक्त्रॊ जठरॊ मारुताशनः (IX.44.57)
- दन्तवक्रः करूषश च कलभॊ मेघवाहनः, मूर्ध्ना थिव्यं मणिं बिभ्रथ यं तं भूतमणिं विथुः (II.13.12)
- Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.757
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