"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
and entered today's Uttaranchal. It then flowed in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar before going south and meeting Tibet Narmadain Madhya Pradesh while another tributary entered Rajasthan from Haryana. Both these flows finally entered Gujarat and ended near Somnath and . Bayof Cambay