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Hindu Holy Saraswati River to be revived in Haryana

Hindus once took holy bath in Saraswati River but later it disappeared from earth. Hindus always worshipped Saraswathi River along with Ganga and Yamuna River and the river is mentioned in various Hindu Holy scriptures and is part of rituals. But for many historians it was a myth. Now Holy Saraswati River is being revived in Haryana and the project is almost complete.

Times of India reports

Come 2010 and Haryana will join the league of states wowing pilgrims from across the country. The state is progressing towards completing the last leg of 3.5km stretch of river Saraswati between Jyotisar and Bibipur. The state has completed digging work in the 68km stretch under the first phase of revival plan for the Saraswati River.

Speaking to TOI, the irrigation authorities ruled out the use of river water for purposes other than religious. “The basic idea is to retain its sanctity so that more and more devotees come to visit the holy places along its course. We would not allow the use of this water for irrigation,” minister for irrigation, finance, environment and forests Ajay Singh claimed.

The river is expected to have a discharge of nearly 200 cusecs water along the entire stretch. To turn the riparian spots around it into tourist hubs, the Kuruksehtra Development Board (KDB) has been asked to develop ghats (place for taking holy dip) where there are ancient temples.

Hindu Blog has been keeping a track of the revival of the Holy River Saraswati and you read an earlier article on the topic here -- River Sarasvati to Flow Again – Return of Holy Saraswati River