The river disappears underground

The river disappears underground

January 26, 2018

“The Saraswati River disappears into the ground.” It is near the village of Mana. Bhimpur in Badrinath, where Vyasa wrote the mahabharata. He curses the Sarasvati River when she made a great noise, and Ganesh did not hear anything because of her. The river Sarasvati disappears into the ground. ”

Legend has it that the beautiful goddess Saraswati came from the forehead of her father Brahma, the God of creation. As soon as Brahma saw this beautiful woman, he immediately desired her, despite the fact that she was his daughter. Sarasvati did not like the attention signs of this old god in love, she tried to avoid him and hide. That is why the river Sarasvati is hiding under the ground. And her short appearance on the surface, as the legends say, is that she stopped to take a break from her tiresome run.


Painting Goddess Saraswati, Raja Ravi Varma.

Whatever the merits of this legend, on June 15, 2002, Union Minister of Culture Yagmohan announced excavations to trace the flow of the Saraswati River.

Satellite images, and then four-year drilling studies, which were guided by ancient literature, established that the Saraswati River is not a myth.It was a huge river that died a premature death about 5,000 years ago and is now buried 60 meters underground. A map of all detected channels leads to the conclusion that it was probably about 1500 km long, 3 to 15 km wide, and about five meters deep. The river probably crossed current areas of Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan.

According to the data, the river continues to flow to the sea at a speed of 20 meters per year. Thus, in the video above, probably not the ancient river Sarasvati disappears underground, as its flow is too high.

But this river clearly disappears underground. This strange phenomenon is probably governed by geological and geomorphological factors.

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    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground

    The river disappears underground