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INFORMATION ABOUT KOSI
The Kosi River or Kosi River, along with its tributaries, drains part of Tibet including the Mount Everest region as well as the eastern one third of Nepal. The river is joined by major tributaries approximately 48 km north of the Indian-Nepalese frontier, breaking into more than twelve distinct channels with shifting courses due to flooding. Over the last 200 years, the Kosi River has shifted over 120 km from east to west. Flooding in India has extreme effects. India is second in the world after Bangladesh in deaths due to flooding , accounting for one fifth of global flooding deaths. The Kosi River (The Sorrow of Bihar) is one of two major tributaries draining the plains of north Bihar, the most flood-prone area of India
Formerly Kausiki (named after sage Visvamitra because Visvamitra is said to have attained the status of Vedic ??i or Rishi on its banks; Visvamitra was descendant of sage Kusika and was called Kausika in Rgveda), in Nepal and Bihar in northern India is a major tributary of the Ganges River (one major tributary of Kosi is Arun which has major part of its journey in Tibet ). This river is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata as Kausiki. Seven Kosis join together to form the Saptakoshi River which is popularly known as the Kosi.
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