Titas River

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The Titas River, seen from Brahmanbaria.

Titas River (Bengali: তিতাস Titash) is a Titas River: The main branch of the Meghna river: Titas started its journey From the Meghna river from the chatalpar area of Brahmanbaria district and at the Lalpur of Nabinagar upazila it fell again in the Meghna river. distance from Lalpur to Chatalpal is only 16 miles, but Titas river length is 150 miles. It is like the English M character to see the river. Although this Titas river is officially acknowledged by authority , some other small rivers flowing in Salimganj & Darikandi area of Nabinagar upazila and in Homna and Muradnagar of Comilla district area are called Titas.

Reference: 1. J E webster's Assam Benagal District Gazzetter Tippera-1910

                   2. History of Comilla District Published By District Council, Comilla

Legends[edit]

Many legends about Titas and Meghna traverse from generation to generation in world's largest deltaic country Bangladesh. One such legend says that Titas is the daughter of Meghna, who has been carrying her progeny to the Bay of Bengal since time immemorial. The two streams never commingle, and they keep a conspicuous demarcation line between them. While many hydrographers attribute this phenomenon to the difference in water properties of the two rivers, the people cherish to think of them as mother-daughter.

Links to the river in other spheres[edit]

Titas Gas, the biggest natural gas reserve of Bangladesh located in Brahmanbaria, which supplies gas to capital Dhaka, is named after this river. One of the offshoots of the Meghna river is also named as the Titas which branches out from the Meghna at Chatlapur and again meets the Meghna at Nabinagar Upazila[1] Titash Ekti Nadir Naam (A river called Titas) is a powerful story in Bengali by Advaita Malla Barman turned into a touching film by Ritwik Ghatak. It is depiction of the tragic lives of a fishing community dependent on this river.[2]

References[edit]

সূত্র: ১। J E webster রচিত Assam Benagal District Gazzetter Tippera-1910 ২। কুমিল্লা জেলার ইতিহাস- কুমিল্লা জেলা পরিষদ প্রকাশিত। History of Comilla district published by District Council Comilla

Coordinates: 23°42′N 90°45′E / 23.700°N 90.750°E / 23.700; 90.7503. J E webster's(1910) Assam Benagal District Gazzetter Tippera-1910

4. History of Comilla district published by District Council Comilla

  1. ^ Baby, Sultana Nasrin (2012). "Titas River". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ "Titas Ekti Nadir Naam". bdbazar.com. Retrieved 2007-12-03.