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BAGHMATI, a river of Hindustan, which has its source in the hills to the north of Katmandu, the capital of Nepal, whence it flows in a southerly direction through the district of Tirhut in the province of Behar, and, receiving the waters of the Buchii on its north bank, and of Burd Gandak on its south bank, joins the Ganges, after a course of 285 miles, in 25 23 N. lat, and 86 34 E. long., about 8 miles below the town of Monghir, but on the opposite bank.