Photo: Rakib Ahmed Baabu
In Sanskrit, the word “Kangsha” means desire. It is said that the river Kangsha was born of the anguish of a semi-divine deity, punished for falling in love with a mortal man and thus condemned to use her nails to claw at the earth till the river emerged from its depths. While the tale is rooted in myth, and thus unable to be verified by any discernible source, it still makes for an interesting story.
Today, the river is a site for construction, providing a regular source of livelihood for the people who reside along its bank. The Sanatan people, indigenous to the area, try to live in harmony with nature– taking what is needed to ensure that the river lives on to help them survive.
developed by avocats