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Mother of Bhim – Who is the Mother of Bheema in the Mahabharata?

Who is the mother Bhim in the Mahabharata? Was Bheema divine born or from a human mother. Story mentioned in the Mahabharat answers as to who is the Mother of Bhim. Queen Kunti was married to Pandu, the prince of Hastinapura. But Pandu could not have sexual union with Kunti because of a curse. Kunti in her teenage due to her service to Sage Durvasa had got a boon that she will be able to summon a god and have children in him. Pandu requested Kunti to make use of the boon. Thus Bheema was born when Kunti summoned Vayu, (the wind god in Hinduism) The mother of Bhim is Kunti. Now a question arises as to did Kunti give birth to Bheema or she received him as an infant as a blessing from Yama. No one has ever bothered to answer this question in the scriptures but it is widely believed that she gave birth to Bhim.

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 Ut