Government-constituted expert committee finds Saraswati river did exist

According to a senior Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) official, Saraswati passed through Pakistan before meeting Western Sea through Rann of Kutch and was approximately 4,000 km in length.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 15, 2016 9:48 pm
saraswati river, uma bharti, union minister uma bharti, Central Ground Water Board, india news One-third of the river stretch fell in present-day Pakistan. . (Source: Express)

The Saraswati river, so far considered mythical, did exist, a government-constituted expert committee has found. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said the government will take action on the report, which according to her, “cannot be challenged”.

“We have reached a conclusion that river Saraswati existed, it flowed. It originated in the Himalayas and met gulf at the western sea,” Professor K S Valdiya, who led the panel, said while handing over the report to the government. Valdiya, an eminent geologist, said the river passed through Haryana, Rajasthan and North Gujarat, land texture of which was studied by the panel.

According to a senior Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) official, Saraswati passed through Pakistan before meeting Western Sea through Rann of Kutch and was approximately 4,000 km in length. One-third of the river stretch fell in present-day Pakistan. The longer, two-third stretch measuring nearly 3000 km in length fell in India, the official claimed.

In its report, the seven-member committee has stated that the river had two branches: western and eastern. The Himalayan-born Satluj “of the PAST”, which flowed through the channels of present-day Ghaggar-Patialiwali rivulets, represents the western branch of the ancient river.

On the other hand, it said, Markanda and Sarsuti (corruption of Saraswati) represented the western branch of Saraswati, known as Tons-Yamuna.

On his part, Valdiya, a Padma Bhushan awardee, said the committee, during its six-month research, came across “an unique” palaeochannel (a path abandoned by river when it changes its course) relating to present Ghaggar, Sarsuti, Hakra and Nara rivers. Historically, he stated, that around 1700 “small and big” towns and villages were located around the palaeochannel concerned during Harappa Civilisation.

“Some towns were spread over more than 100 hectares. These colonies were there for 5,500 years. Was it possible that these cities could live without water? No. It means that a flowing river provided water to the towns, villages. Which river it was? What was its name? We worked to find it out,” Valdiya said.

During its six-month research period, the committee studied piles of sediments, their shapes and features which appeared to have been brought by a “big river” and are reminiscent to ones found in present-day Ghaggar, Ganga and Yamuna.

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    Ravishankar
    Oct 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm
    The sarasvati River did exist until the Harappans and Mohanjedaro period when the Indo-Aryan marauders used their mercenaries from other empires to block the river and divert that. that was one of their strategies to destroy the civilizations.
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      BA
      Oct 15, 2016 at 11:36 pm
      Very interesting study. It is always good to understand the past culture. Human life is beyond pure survival. We cannot call this a waste of tax payer's money.
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        aj
        Oct 16, 2016 at 2:04 am
        All hinduism is made up . Brother please realise this. .only soloution is islam. Join islam bro
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          aj
          Oct 16, 2016 at 2:11 am
          Gow muttar is tasty. .
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            aj
            Oct 16, 2016 at 2:01 am
            Hindism is lies .like fake surgery
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              arc
              Oct 15, 2016 at 6:31 pm
              Frauds. In six months they mapped a 4000 km long non-existent river. Next they will say Hitler was born to pious Hindu brahmin family and cite the swastika for proof. Who are they fooling? And a cl VI fail minister says it cannot be challenged? Why? Is this the Hindu quran?
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                Dr.Chandra P.
                Oct 16, 2016 at 5:52 am
                Congratulations for the project, Govt. is in right direction to support our ancient heritage. It may give support on other project like the Indus Valley Vedic Human Genetics to prove Indus Valley was Vedic civilization. The Harappan symbols on the seals are Vedic hieroglyph symbol to trace its text in Vedas. It may lead to explore new horizon to explore Indus Valley Science that fundamental Vital Energy is working everywhere with its dualistic force Photon and Phonon. The Phonon is most mighty force of nature, which stimulate DNA language code into life. It will bring more credit to you. It will also a proof of truthfulness of Vedas as World heritage of mankind. As included by UNESCO in world heritage list. lt;br/gt;Best Wishes lt;br/gt; Bharatam Janam is Science of Life
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                  Dr.Chandra P.
                  Oct 16, 2016 at 6:42 am
                  My request that the project should widen the scope to trace roots of Vedic civilization with its text in Vedic Science, which is far ahead to solve world problem. The Phonon is most mighty force of nature, it stimulate the event to happen with disintegration of Photon Nature 2014 lt;br/gt;The Indus Valley seals and tablets were prepared for demonstration and teaching at education centers to teach students. The Vedic metaphors are for teaching the phenomena of nature at molecular level and riddles for examination. The hieroglyph symbols are guide to trace its text in Vedas. The 123 copper tablets explore their advancement in Biotechnology, which was their main business with Gems. The DNA is universal instrument of life and can be used for human welfare with development of transgenic animals and plants. It has been explored on the deals. lt;br/gt;The π pi in Indus Valley Genetics lt;br/gt;The life has evolved from a single DNA with genetic recombination and cell division. It has spread in all directions like a wheel (circle) has no end and increasing infinitely. The food metabolism is its source.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It has been depicted on a steae clay seal excavated at Harappa with using π pi in a inscription on the Unicorn seal to calculate the infinity of genetic code pairs in three circles.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;,.. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Inline images 1lt;br/gt;Figure Unicorn 64 genetic codeslt;br/gt;Square four multiply thrice 4x4x4= 64/21 = √ח triplet codes 3.14 lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Come to us with your chariot triple-seated, three-wheeled, of triple forms that rolleth lightly Rig-Veda 1-118-1,2 lt;br/gt;The DNA nucleotide pair divides in three circles like wheel, it has no end. The figure 64/21 is unique number reached to infinity. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It will be new for the world.lt;br/gt;With regardslt;br/gt;Dr.Chandra P. Trivedilt;br/gt;Vedic Research Insute, Ratlam
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                    Dash
                    Oct 15, 2016 at 6:53 pm
                    It has been already proved that Aryan invasion theory is a myth. This committee's report has again proved it. Those having inferiority complex who call themselves Dravidians,Dasayus etc. must accept that we are one people. We are proud Hindus whose ancestors were great and advanced. Xtian missionaries have always tried to divide us. Time has come for Indians to quit Xtianiy enme and accept Hinduism the way of life.
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                      sidda
                      Oct 16, 2016 at 7:58 am
                      What was the necessity for this when we are facing more serious problems of drinking water and water dispute... Fooling the people!!
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                        Bijan Mohanty
                        Oct 16, 2016 at 7:11 am
                        Govt. should consute committees for more pressing problems -- price rise, atrocities against women and dalits etc to properly use taxpayers' money. River Saraswati can wait .
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                          Chetan More
                          Oct 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm
                          GOOD. So why don't hindus and muslims pack their belongings and migrate to stan. Leave India to adivasis.
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                            No To Klein
                            Oct 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm
                            Exactly, 4000 km ( 1300 km) in present day stan in 6 mths. Any scientific report should withstand scrutiny too. Methods? Processes?
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                              Jamwal
                              Oct 15, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                              The Jews want to remove (or create a confusion) the word Aryan from India by paying money or ifiltration but can not. Aryans were indigenous to Central Asia and Northwestern fused India and then went Eastwards. Rigvedic-Sanskrit Avestan-Persian are twin languages derived from a common Aryan language. Vedas talk of Aryans, so is Ram Aryaputra and Darius mentions, "I am Darius, the great king, the king of kingslt;br/gt;The king of many countries and many peoplelt;br/gt;The king of this expansive land,lt;br/gt;The son of Wishtaspa of Achaemenid,lt;br/gt;Persian, the son of a Persian,lt;br/gt;'Aryan', from the Aryan race lt;br/gt;"From the Darius the Great's Inscription in Naqshe-e-Rostam" lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No one can change this and today all Aryan languages (Indo-European) are still very close to Rigvedic-Sanskrit. Moreover Semitic (Hebrew-Arabic), Mongol, African, etc. languages have no link to Aryan languages.
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                                Jamwal
                                Oct 15, 2016 at 9:01 pm
                                This river surely did exist. It started from Central Asia and what is modern Afghanistan (a region of Bharat) and then went into the plains of India. The Avesta refers to it as he Helmand historically besides Avestan Haetumant bore the name Haraxvaiti, which is the Avestan form cognate to Sanskrit Sarasvati. The Avesta extols the Helmand in similar terms to those used in the Rigveda with respect to the Sarasvati: "the bountiful, glorious Haetumant swelling its white waves rolling down its copious flood."lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;One can not not separate Aryan Central Asia from Aryavarta as they both are fused. In fact Kashmir Valley is still Aryan Central Asia.
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                                  shanker ray
                                  Nov 7, 2016 at 5:26 pm
                                  was it possible that aryans were originally lived on the banks of sarusati and belongs to indus valley civilization and when sarsuti dried up they migrated to banks of ganga and indus migration take upto iran and central asia , because sarswati river also got mentioned in zorostian religious text of ancient iran as herasuti river which was blocked by mountain. logically it is possible because if you see potion density on this belt it is continously decresing from india toward west . which indicate large scale migration and small patches of sattlement along the way to west rather than east
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                                    J G
                                    Oct 15, 2016 at 11:23 pm
                                    Denial or no denial the rivers exist and vanish why waist tax payers money on such issues
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                                      mathimathi
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 6:55 pm
                                      U must GO TO A STONE AGE . f00ls
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                                        mathimathi
                                        Oct 15, 2016 at 6:42 pm
                                        if the research on a river is a successful one, modi govt must divert it to all PARTS of Hindustan through Speed posts Emails SMS Missed calls. s are ruling India.
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                                          anil
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 9:29 pm
                                          Those who doubt existence of Saraswati river are recommended to read 'Searching for Vedic India' by an American author.
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                                            mtv
                                            Oct 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm
                                            Way of life with all casteism, you mean!
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