Which river is also known as Sorrow of Bihar?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Gomati

(B) Yamuna

(C) Chambal

(D) Kosi

Kosi river is called as “Sorrow of Bihar”. It originates from Tibet. The river runs through China, India, and Nepal. It contributes to the Ganga’s left bank. The river is known as the Sorrow of Bihar because it frequently floods the state of Bihar.

Kosi Is the Sorrow of Bihar

Every year the regional area of Bihar state gets affected due to the access water of the Kosi River. This river consists a huge amount of water when Nepal releases the water after a flood. Below, we have discussed other river options.

  • The Gomat Taal is the source of the Gomati river. Yamunotri Glacier is the source of the Yamuna River.
  • The Vindhya Range is the source of the Chambal River.
  • The Ganga’s Ramganga, Kali, Ghagra, or Gandhak, Sharda, and Kosi tributaries are on its left bank.
  • Yamuna and Son are the Ganga’s right bank tributaries.

A transboundary river called the Kosi or Koshi passes through China, Nepal, and India. It drains the southern slopes of Nepal and the northern slopes of the Himalayas in Tibet. The Kosi River and its seven upper tributaries are collectively known as Saptakoshi from a significant confluence of rivers north of the Chatra Gorge onwards. These include the Tamor River, which rises in the Kanchenjunga region to the east, and the Arun and Sun Kosi rivers, which come from Tibet.


Which river is also known as Sorrow of Bihar? (A) Gomati (B) Yamuna (C) Chambal (D) Kosi

Another name for the Kosi River is Sorrow of Bihar. The areas situated on the bank of the Kosi River get badly affected due to floods. Nepal releases water in Kosi river, and due to this, people in Bihar face flood.

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