The Sarsuti river, originating in Siwalik Hills and flowing through the palaeochannel of Yamuna, is a tributary of Ghaggar river in of Haryana state of India. Its course is dotted with archaeological and religious sites dating back to post-Harrapan Mahabharata sites from Vedic period, such as Kapal Mochan, Kurukshetra, Thanesar, Brahma Sarovar, Jyotisar, Bhor Saidan and Pehowa.
The Sarsuti river is part of the blue line upstream of the Ghaggar river.
|⁃ location||Rampur Herian (south of Adi Badri) Shivalik Hills, Haryana|
|⁃ location||Ghaggar river in Haryana|
|⁃ left||Markanda river and Dangri|
Origin and routeEdit
The Sarsuti is a small ephemeral stream that rises in the Siwalik Hills of south-eastern Himachal Pradesh in India, and flows through Haryana. It is palaeochannel of Yamuna before Yamuna shifted towards east due to plate tectonics of earth's crust. It has also been identified as one of the tributaries of Sarasvati River.
According to Valdiya and Danino, Sarsuti is a corruption of the word Sarasvati, and the 6–8 km wide channel of the Sarsuti–Ghaggar system may have once been the Sarasvati River mentioned in the Rig Veda.
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- Danino, Michel (2010). The lost river : on the trail of the Sarasvatī. New Delhi: Penguin Books India. p. 12. ISBN 9780143068648. Retrieved 4 May 2015. (Chapter 1, page 12)
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