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Sabarmati River in Hinduism – Spiritual Importance and Religious Significance of Sabarmati River

Sabarmati is a popular river in India and it has deep spiritual importance and religious significance. In Hinduism, the river is associated with sacred texts and sages. Sabarmati River traverses through Rajasthan and Gujarat in India. It rises from the Mewar and Aravalli hills and turns southwest, passes by Mount Abu and flows into the Gulf of Cambay.

Different Names of Sabarmati River in Different Yugas

  • Satya Yuga - Kritavati
  • Treta - Girikarmika
  • Dwapara Yuga - Vidhumati or Chandana
  • Kali Yuga - Sabarmati
Legend has it that the spiritual knowledge texts of Hinduism have different names in different yugas. In Kali Yuga the spiritual knowledge texts is known by the name of Sabarmati.

Another story states that 88,000 Rishis performed penance on the banks of Sabarmati making it holy.

Legend has it that Sage Kashyapa performed penance to please Shiva. When the lord appeared, Sage Kashyapa asked to release Ganga from his matted locks of purification of the region.

Shiva then released Ganga and it came to be known as Sabarmati here. As Sage Kashyapa brought the river it is also known as Kashyapi Ganga.

Khadgadhareshwara and Dudheshwara Mahadev Temples are located on the banks of the river.