What happened to river Saraswathi?

Allahabad or Prayagraj is one of the holiest sites for Hindus. Here, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswathi rivers meet at the Triveni Sangam. Hindu holy texts declare that taking a dip in these waters will wash away all sins committed in that person’s lifetime. She is one of the seven rivers that flow through the Saptha Sindhu, along with Indus, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej. The Saraswathi is believed to have disappeared into the sands of north-western India and many Hindus believe that the mighty river flows with its past glory under the ground. Did the mighty river exist? If so, what happened to it? Continue reading “What happened to river Saraswathi?”