From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

  1. son of Brahmā
  2. one of the perennial great rivers of north India and one of the longest rivers of the world. It originates in the Tibetan plateau, where it is called the Yārlung Zāngbo (or Tsang-Po), enters India via the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, known as the Siāng and Dihāng, enters the state of Assam as the Brahmaputra, and takes on the name Jomunā in Bangladesh, where it merges with the Gańgā and bifurcates into the rivers Padmā and Meghnā, and empties into the Bay of Bengal.