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Saraswati river sprouts to life after 4,000 years


  • Haryana government’s efforts to trace the origin of the mythical Saraswati river bore fruit on Tuesday when water started gushing out from a pit, which was being dug under the lost river revival plan.
  • As many as 80 people who were digging the course of the Saraswati in Mugalwali village of Yamunanagar district suddenly noticed that the soil they were shovelling out from a pit was moist.
  • Traces of Saraswati river are found in the holy city of Kurukshetra.
  • It is believed that the river once flowed through Thanesar, the capital of erstwhile Harshvardhan’s kingdom, which is located close to Kurukshetra.
  • Legend has it that the Saraswati once fed two wells known as Kapalmochan and Ranmochan in which the Pandavas had taken bath.If revived, Saraswati may boost the state’s religious tourism besides quenching the thirst of villages located on its course.

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