Mana, the last Indian village on the Chinese border, claims to be the source of the Saraswati River

Chamoli: Many people think that the Saraswati River is invisible or runs underground, but Mana of Uttarakhand, the last Indian village on the Chinese border, claims to be the source of the body of water.

Everyone has heard the name of the Sarawati River, but how many have seen it?

It is believed that in Allahabad there is a confluence (sangam) of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati, but one cannot see Saraswati there either.

Saraswati is from Devtaal. Legends say that a watercourse in Mana, located in Chamoli district, is Saraswati. This place is also home to a cave known as Vyas Cave.

Cave priest Shankaranand Uniyal told IANS that sage Ved Vyas chanted Vedas and Lord Ganesh wrote them down but the saint was disturbed by the gurgling of Saraswati river after which he cursed her that she will not be. visible to anyone.

There is a stream near Mana which its inhabitants believe to be the Saraswati. The water from this stream joins the Alaknanda River near Keshav Prayag.

According to ancient tales, when the Pandavas were going to heaven, they crossed the Saraswati River. They were of the opinion that the river is a woman and it would not be justified to cross it, after which Bheem put a rock over the river, which acted as a bridge.

Today, this rock is known as “Bheem pul” in Mana.

(IANS)

Christina A. Kroll