Haryana to start excavation in search of river Saraswati

March 31, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:44 am IST - CHANDIGARH:

BJP govt efforts to promote Hindu cultural sites

The Haryana government would soon start the excavation of the mythical Saraswati river from Adi Badri, the point from where it is said to have originated.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said his government would ensure development of Adi Badri Heritage Board to increase the importance of the site.

At a public meeting in Yamunanagar district, he announced the start of the excavation, among the biggest projects to be undertaken in the area.

Since assuming office last October, the BJP government has worked to preserve and promote Hindu cultural sites. Earlier in February, the Forest Department started work on bringing the Saraswati to the surface by creating a stream at its point of origin at Saraswati Udgam Sthal at the foothills of the Shivaliks in the Adi Badri area.

Department officials visited the Udgam Sthal and surrounding areas to find ways to create a water channel that would retrace the path of the river which is believed to have flowed all the way to Allahabad.

Forest department official Randhir Kumar said to create a stream, water would be collected from sources in and around the Udgam Sthal. “We will take the water from the stream that originates here, the water from a drain which flows nearby and from two-three tubewells that would be sunk at spots along the route of the ancient river.”

Forest Department has begun work to bring the river to the surface by creating a stream at Saraswati Udgam Sthal, where it is said to have originated

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.