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Ctions and counter theories present today on her once amed existence and inspires yet againIn 45 of its hymns the Rig Veda showers praise on the Saraswati her name appears 72 times and three hymns are wholly dedicated to herthe river s name may eually be rendered as she of the stream the Dirty Work flowing movement to uote Sri Aurobindo s translationthe wife of Uthaya a rishi was snatched away by God Varuna while she was bathing in the Yamuna In order to pressurize Varuna who dwelled in the waters and ruled over that element to return his wife Uthaya caused 600000 lakes of the region to disappear and command Saraswati to become invisible to leave this region and go to the desert And at any rate Saraswati did go to the desert Passion is the main thread in this book the author s the archaeologists and the explorers who went in search of the mighty river that disappeared He even takes you to the times of the Indus Indus Saraswati civilization and walks you through the Harappan streetsevidence after evidence of the continuity in the civilization and the backbone behind it all one mighty river that some even dismiss as just an imagination of the rishis Remarkable book that tells the remarkable history of a remarkable river that sustained a remarkable civilizationIt is rare that a booklows with the same ease and Hearts Farthings felicity as the river it seeks to describe This is that rare book The river Saraswati when itlowed some The Mount Shasta Mission five thousand years ago gave birth to the most massive and advanced ancient civilization that existed The almost million suare kilometers of land thatormed the A scholarly work that draws on a mountain of prior research the author s own research and conclusions drawn Little Darlings from these Be aware this book is not the story of the Sarasvati it explores the mythology history geography of the river drawingrom various sources the vedas epics Greenwich folklore local customspractices archaeology history meteorology geology etc For those wanting to delve deeper the author gives copiousootnotes and urther notes and references in an extensive appendix The Sarasvati has a deep culturual and historical significance to the people of India For anyone interested in understanding our roots our history the book is a must read Inspite of being a research work the book is easy to read and is written in a ormat that the lay man can understand and comprehendThe author also gives a glimpse into the rich past of India something that the history taught in our schools and colleges unfortunately does not The architectural and by extension technological superiority of the Indus valley civilisation the author actually Your Name Here feels it should be the Sarasvati valley civilisation the extensive trade links the civilisation had with otherar Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, flung countries the economic prosperity of its peoples are all very well captured Definitely a must reador the history buff True for the researcher andor all Indians interested in their roots and rich past This was A Fairly Honourable Defeat fun reading this book Loved it Read this book in 1 day The sarasvati has been pulled down to the earthrom the realm of legend The river was lost but not orgotten And even as she dried up she grew in vigour as an incarnation "OF SPEECH AND INSPIRATION HER LAST "Speech and Inspiration Her last gurgling to a stop the goddess took up her dwelling at "the source of every true thought and word a source unlikely to ever run dry Your excellent waters ill "source of every true thought and word a source unlikely to ever run dry Your excellent waters Slavery Reborn fill whole universe A thoroughly researched work on the saraswati river and the Sindhu Saraswati civilization Part one deals with the geographical location of the saraswati river the topographical analysis of the river bed and the textual analysis of the vedic river and tradition How the Ghagghar hakra system came to identified as the Vedic Saraswati river how the paleo beds show that part of the waters of both Yamuna and Sutlej oncelowed into it making it a mighty river indeed Infact a part of the saraswati river still seems to You Can Make Anything Sad flow underground as our Puranas and legends say it doesThe second part deals with the Harappan civilization that once thrived on its banks Inact the number of sites of this civilization on the Saraswati river are Life Leverage far than the ones on the Sindhu river Michel Danino here deals with the main sites on the Indian sideThe third part deals with the civilizational continuity and the remarkable continuity of religious beliefs and motifs in the Indian subcontinentrom the Harappan civilization to the second urbanization on the Ganga plains and continuing upto the present day The ethos of the Indian civilization was shaped during the neolithic and chalcolithic periods From the neolithic time till almost today there has never been in spite of spectacular changes in the course of time a definite gap or break in the history of the Indian subcontinent Contrary to what the western indologists propose there doesn t seem to be any evidence or the claim of two distinct Harappan and Aryan cultures Both the Harappans "And The Aryans Lived On The Banks Of The Saraswati "the Aryans lived on the banks of the Saraswati and they are most likely the same people Even the earliest cities on the Ganga plains show the same design and construction as those of the Harappan civilization When the mighty Saraswati dried up the people started moving southwards towards Godavari and eastwards towards Ganga And it is here in the Ganga basin that the second urbanization has taken placeI hope we can get an update on this book with the latest architectural genetic indings May purifying Sarasvati with all the plenitude of her Alhambra forms of plenty rich in substance by the thought desire our sacrificeShe the inspirer of true intuitions the awakener in consciousness to right thoughts Sarasvati upholds our sacrificeSarasvati by the perception awakens in consciousness the greatlood and illumines entirely all the thoughts Rig Ved. Fied in the now dry Sarasvati's basin The rich Harappan legacy in technologies arts and culture sowed the seeds of Indian civilization as we know it now Drawing rom recent research in a wide range of disciplines this book discusses differing viewpoints and proposes a harmonious synthesisa ascinating tale of exploration that brings to life the vital role the lost river of the Indian desert' played before its waters gurgled to a st.Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World flowing between the Yamuna in the east and the Sutlej in the west According to the Mahabharata the Sarasvati dried up in a desert at a place named Vinasana or Adarsana after having disappeared in the desert but reappears inew other places and The Infinite Air finally enters into a communion with the ocean Many legends have been woven with respect to these descriptions of Sarasvati in Mahabharata and Puranas Several Puranas describe the Sarasvati River and also record that the river separated into a number of lakes In the Skanda Purana the Sarasvati originatesrom the water pot of Brahma and The Spill flowsrom Plaksa on the Himalayas Though Sarasvati initially emerged as a river goddess in the Vedic scriptures in the Puranas she was rarely associated with the river Instead she is described as an independent goddess of knowledge learning wisdom music and the arts Currently there has been a surge of activity due to renewed interest in Pandoras Planet finding the trail of Holy Sarasvati In 2015 the Indian government has set up a Sarasvati Research Institute in the state of Haryana at Mughalwali near Adibadri A channel of about three miles long has been marked out as Sarasvati Marg The digging at Adibadri has resulted in some positive results and raising the hopes that Sarasvatilows undergroundThis work is an exhaustive review of available literature and I very much enjoyed reading the book The maps showing the path of ancient rivers and how it evolved over centuries with prehistoric settlements is nicely illustrated Most notable settlement on its bank was Kalibangan where numerous archeological expeditions have yielded voluminous data on this mature Harappan civilization The last chapter summarizes the book very effectively I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in the trail of lost river Sarasvati Indus valley civilization and Rigveda A journey through trails of the lost river well researched and explained Here was a mighty river as large as the Indus and the Ganges systems that was expressly reverenced above all other rivers in the Vedas that shored up the Indus Valley civilization even dispatched old cities and created new ones as it mercurially shifted its course again and again by connecting and disconnecting with the neighboring Himalayan rivers Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? flowing down to the marginal seas It was amply written about in both literary and archeological tomes oftentimes with evolutionary and hydrological precision impressive even by current day standards Other well known rivers continue tolow its path today traditions tied to the river continue to be ollowed in the places that are now dry and built upon Still the Saraswati River was presumed to have been mythological because the proof of its existence was muddled up with traditional stories and all geological evidence was buried beyond the reach of scientists until todayToday satellite imagery confirms that the River Saraswati did exist and substantiates many of its hydrological properties that were recorded in the old texts Scientists are now sifting "Through The Old Archeological Material "the old archeological material texts and olk stories and separating the errors Training the Help (Hedon Falls from the truths the erratumsrom the political plugs the nonsense When Not to Build from the non science the non sciencerom the science in general challenging some previously divined truths and also crediting some previously dismissed views This book is a comprehensive compendium of the search or the lost and the research of the ound River Saraswati and the civilizations that lived along it It is presented thoroughly than any other book has done thus Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book faror laypeople Except its dryness rivals the River "SARASWATI AS IT IS TODAY I STILL WADED THROUGH "as it is today I still waded through book s slough imagining the river s once awe inspiring stature because it was written conscientiously and with untiring diligence I read only recently that among other things the purpose of science is also to come up with uestions that have never been asked before This books shares some new uestions that archeologists have only just begun to ask and that says a lot about how ar we have come with exploring the River Saraswati and how many uestions there are to ask and with some luck answer In archeology guided speculation is an important component of discovery I hope the next edition of this book includes many well designed maps and colorful images integrated into the text to help readers unfamiliar with the geography of the area string along with the author better The author shares a lot of detail on the past and present work by archeologists to ind and excavate Indus Saraswati sites But I would have liked to see the places alongside the 1500 kms of River Saraswati come to life in a vivid way by tying archeology to anthropology and the civilization to the river I would have also liked to see
telling and scientific and social contexts of the current archeological investigations Because this book is dry I recommend that the reader read the last two chapters that is Part 3 Section 11 The Saraswati s Testimony and the Epilogue Saraswati Turns Invisible before diving into the book That way you kind of jump into the pool knowing how deep the water is This book would make a Still Side by Side fantastic documentaryilm He s managed to make something as mundane as data weave romanticism here A journey creating a magical web through seemingly everythingright Oriori No Uta from the verses in the Rig Veda to the hyperbole borowing a wordrom the author here of the stories in the Mahabharatafrom the painstakingly complex geographical and archaeological studies to the references strewn all over in Four Word Film Reviews folk loreAnd the mighty Saraswatilows amidst all the obje. Cal studies have probed its evolution and disappearance while satellite imagery has traced the river's buried courses and isotope analyses have dated ancient waters still stored under the Thar Desert In the same Northwest the subcontinent's irst urban societythe Indus civilizationflourished and declined But it was not watered by the Indus alone since Aurel Stein's expedition in the 1940s hundreds of Harappan sites have been identi.Story Telling And Scientific
Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Á Michel DaninoA very well researched book that draws rom different Crystal Decoder fieldsrom archeology hydrography history DNA analysis soil and climate analysis as well as Local legends to trace the history of the Saraswati river and establish that the Indian civilization has been a continuous and living civilization You Owe Me One for over 9000 years The narrative though is not at all a drab technical book but rather exicting An enjoyable read Readers and critics often talk about historical thrillers Sometimes they invent sub genres like archaeological thrillers or mythological thrillers while trying to pigeonhole some unputdownable action driven story dotted with physical or metaphorical blastsrom the pastHere comes something which to uote the great Amitabh Bachchan stands taller than all such Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes fictional works akin to This is history as a crime thriller Let me describe the situation in such termsThe EstateThere used to be a massive rivered by perennial sources bringing life and sustaining civilisation over a very large area One day geographical whims and other Second Son (Jack Reacher, factors started killing it Slowly it withered and eventually diedorcing its children to move away but not without its loving memory They mixed with others resettled and gave their memories a written shape while developing new United States of Americana features in their culture due to changing geography Eventually known history came to consider them as the starting point of historyThe InheritanceArchaeological seismic and hydrological studies submitted irrefutable proofs to show that the successors now inhabiting over a vast region had originatedrom the area and the people nourished by that once mighty river and NOT The Thermals of August from some imaginary people who were otherwise being euated with rulers and heroesThe CrimeSome people panicked They were apparently well respected but had come to define their positions through rhetoric and ideology than evidence An intricate web of lies and deceit had been spun in the meanwhile to ensure divide and rule by declaring North Indians as invading Aryans and South Indians and tribal people as the original residents Now that web started getting unraveled due to hardacts brought out by satellite imagery and excavations So those esteemed Marxist historians notably Romila Thapar Irfan Habib and RS Sharma swung into action They received support Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - The Sunday Times Bestseller from other people with vested interests As a result versions of history which have got discredited than sixty years ago continued being taught in schoolsorcing billion plus people to The Perfect Child forget their past and their own heritageThe FightbackFor that you have to read this book This incredibly meticulous and well argued book clearly establishes1 There was a Saraswati rivered by numerous streams and also Lost Horizon feeding lakes other rivers and above all the people who had once set up one of the greatest civilisations in the history of mankind2 Those who had composed the Rig Veda and post Vedic literature were intricately aware of its existence and the role that it had played once3 The civilisation still being described as the Indus Valley Civilisation is actually an Indus Saraswati civilisation at least if not the Saraswati Civilisation4 As a result of the gradual decay and death of Saraswati that Civilisation witheredorcing the people to migrate eastward while retaining many many customs which are being practiced even today5 The so called Aryans were actually descendants of those who had lived during the
"indus saraswati civilization6 there was no aryan invasionif "Saraswati Civilization6 THERE WAS NO ARYAN INVASIONIf are an Indian please read this bookIf you have even the slightest interest in history please read this bookIf you are opposed to the teaching of lies and alsehoods just to suit the interest of rulers practicing divide and rule please read this bookIt s a classic The Sindhumata Searching or the trail Holy River Sarasvati The story of the lost river Sarasvati is still being debated by scholars The current discussion includes evidences rom several disciplines archeology hydrology satellite imagery geology history and the Vedic literature Most notably the Rigveda Brahmanas and itihasas particularly Mahabharata also offer additional evidence A brief summary of the book is as ollows Geological survey in the early 19th century in states of Haryana Punjab Rajasthan and Cholistan where river Sarasvati is known have Dr. Witchs Animal Hospital flown during Vedic times revealed numerous ruined settlements that belonged to either the Harappan civilization or a period prior to or after Harappan era The author reviews tremendous amount of literature and discusses all aspects of Sarasvati where itlew and how it may have vanished The overwhelming evidence suggests that ecological and environmental Search Marketing Strategies factors led to years of drought that drove the river to complete dryness The Vedic literature and archeology have been combined to construct the best pictureor lost river Sarasvati and other tributaries that watered and gave life to Indus civilization It is on the banks of this river where great Vedic sages may have ound solace serenity and creativity that may have transpired into the hymns of Rigveda Rigveda showers praise in 45 hymns on Sarasvati her name appears 72 times and three hymns are wholly dedicated to her She is often invoked in the company of two sister goddesses Ila and Bharati The waters of river Sarasvati is said to be great amongst great the impetuous river created vast limitless unbroken swift moving and she surpasses in majesty and might of all other rivers And Sarasvati is indeed is the mother of rivers Sindumata One of the Vedic clans the Purus is said to have dwelled on "Her Grassy Banks During The "grassy banks during the times In RV 24116 she is called mbitame n d tame d vitame s rasvati Best mother Best River Best goddess RV 66112 associates the Sarasvati River with the ive tribes and hymn 7956. The Indian subcontinent was the scene of dramatic upheavals a ew thousand years ago The Northwest region entered an arid phase and erosion coupled with tectonic events played havoc with river courses One of them disappeared Celebrated as Sarasvati' in the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata this river was rediscovered in the early nineteenth century through topographic explorations by British officials Recently geological and climatologi. .