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Rebirth of River Saraswati

Rebirth of River Saraswati

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SARASVATI:
 
Vedic river and Bharatiya civilization
Siwalik hills were left-laterally displaced. NNW-SSE-trending tear fault is still active. The earlier west-flowing rivers were swung southwards, following the path of the fault. The Bata stream which joinsYamuna from the west has a very wide valley. [NRSA, ISRO, Hyderabad]
Dr
.
S
.
Kalyanaraman
 
Babasaheb (Umakanta Keshav) Apte Smarak Samiti,Bangalore 2004
 
 
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SARASVATI:
 
Vedic river as a scientific reality,roots of Bharatiya culture
Burial ornaments made of shell and stone disc beads, and
 turbinella pyrum
(sacredconch, s’an:kha) bangle,Tomb MR3T.21, Mehrgarh,Period 1A, ca. 6500 BCE.
Thenearest source for this shell isMakran coast near Karachi, 500km. South. [After Fig. 2.10 inKenoyer, 1998].
ya ime rodasi_ ubhe aham indram atus.t.avamvis'va_mitrasya raks.ati brahmedam bha_ratam janam
(Vis'va_mitra Ga_thina) RV 3.053.12 I have made Indraglorified by these two, heaven and earth, and this prayerof Vis'va_mitra protects the race of Bharata. [Made Indraglorified: indram atus.t.avam-- the verb is the thirdpreterite of the casual, I have caused to be praised; it maymean: I praise Indra, abiding between heaven and earth,i.e. in the firmament].As early as R.gveda, r.s.i Gr.tsamada sees Sarasvati inthree forms: ambi, nadi, devi (mother, river, devi):ambitame naditame devitame sarasvati. (RV 2.41.16)
Bronzefoot andbronzeanklet:
 Mohenjo-daro [Afterfig. 5.11 in:DPAgrawal,2000]Presiding deity of Vidya_-mandira established byBhoja, the ruler of Parama_ra dyanasty of Dha_ra_,Ma_lawa (who reigned from 1018-10060 A.D. Theking is said to have founded a Sanskrit Collegewithin the temple dedicated to Sarasvati_.) Nowdisplayed as Stuart Bridge Collection (No.84);British Museum. Parama_ra, 1034 A.D. with a latena_gari inscription. She is standing in tribhangapose, is bejewelled; has four arms; a garland is heldin her left upper hand and a manuscript is held inher left lower hand. Five ji_nas are carved seated onthe upper part of the black slab; an apparentindication that the image depicts the Jaina goddessof learning. On the base are two female attendantsand a squatting worshipper on either side; to theright, a male and to the left, a female, perhapsrepresenting the donors. The base of the image hasan inscription in na_gari mentioning that it wasmade by the sculptor Manthala in 1034 A.D. She isstated to be the protectress of the sixthTi_rtha_nkara Padmaprabha. The eight anklets wornon her two ankles are reminiscent of the ankletsworn by the bronze image unearthed in Mohenjo-daro dated ca. 2750 B.C.
Dr
.
S
.
Kalyanaraman
 
Bangalore 2004
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Author's Preface
This is a tribute to the memory of the late Pujaniya Moropant Pingle and the late Padmashri Dr.Vakankar who led a team of scholars in search of Vedic River Sarasvati after performing a yajna atAdi Badri in 1982. This search gathered momentum with scientists of a number of disciplinesgetting involved in the quest. Today, a Sarasvati Sarovar stands in the place where the yajna wasperformed and the Sarasvati River attested in Survey of India maps, toposheets and village revenuerecords is a flowing reality upto Pehoa (referred to as Pruthudaka in Mahabharata, as a pilgrimagesite visited by Shri Balarama, elder brother of Shri Krishna).The re-discovery of Vedic river Sarasvati and the rebirth of River Sarasvati in Bharat are twohistorical events which transform our understanding of the roots of Bharatiya culture andcivilization and the scientific temper exemplified by the very word, Veda, which is derived from theroot, vid- 'to know'.An encyclopaedic work was published in 2003 in the following 7 books, authored by Dr. S.Kalyanaraman, as a tribute to Pujaniya Babasaheb (Umakanta Keshav) Apte, who yearned for studyof Bharatiya itihasa based on bharatiya ethos and traditions and Samskritam sources:
Sarasvati: Civilization; Sarasvati: R.gveda; Sarasvati: River; Sarasvati: Bharati; Sarasvati: Technology;Sarasvati: Language ; Sarasvati: Epigraphs
This work is an abridgement of details provided in:websitehttp://www.hindunet.org/saraswatiwith over30,000 files, and the 7 books.The enduring nature of the culture of the nation hasbeen a source of awe and inspiration for manygenerations of scholars. It has now been conclusivelyand scientifically established that Vedic RiverSarasvati was a reality in north-western Bharat and thatthe Bharatiya culture is an indigenously evolvedcontinuum dating back to at least 8500 Before Common Era (BCE).S'ubha Deepavali.Dr. S. Kalyanaraman11 November 2004S'ubha Deepavali, Kaliyuga Samvat 5106
About the Author
Dr. S. Kalyanaraman has a Ph.D. in Public Administration from theUniversity of the Philippines; his graduate degree from Annamalai
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