Saraswati River in the Rig Veda



In the Rig Veda, Saraswati River is praised as the great among the great and mightiest of rivers. Three hymns in the Rig Veda are entirely dedicated to the river. Saraswati River is hailed as Sindhumata, mother of all rivers.

Saraswati River is described as flowing pure from the mountains to the ocean bestowing fertility and prosperity on the lands through which she passed.

Saraswati River is eulogized as ambitame (best of mothers), naditame (best of rivers), devitame (best of goddesses).

As per Rig Veda, the river has its origin in the Himalayas, after descending from the mountains, the river flowed south through land lying between the Yamuna and Sutlej River.

Prayers were offered to her for attaining wealth, health, offspring and immortality. She was also an attendant goddess of Agni.