Book on Saraswati River – Vedic Sarasvati River



Vedic Sarasvati River is a new book the Saraswati River which disappeared long time ago. The book is written by P S Thakkar, a retired scientist from ISRO and now a researcher. The book states that the Saraswati River had its origin in the Mount Kailash and merged with the Arabian Sea on Gujarat Coast. The writer is of the view that the river disappeared from the surface of the earth due to tectonic activities including earth quake.
Times of India writes
"If we look at our religious scriptures, Saraswati has been hailed as one of the most important rivers of the land. We find its mention in all four Vedas, Brahmans, Puranas and both the epics - Ramayan and Mahabharat. Right in Mahabharat, we get description that the flow of the river had started thinning. About 2,500 years ago, the river disappeared," says Thakkar.
Thakkar claims that Saraswati started from a lake northeast of Mansarovar in Tibet and entered today's Uttaranchal. It then flowed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar before going south and meeting Narmada in Madhya Pradesh while another tributary entered Rajasthan from Haryana. Both these flows finally entered Gujarat and ended near Somnath and Bay of Cambay.