Sarayu River | The Holy River Sarayu

Sarayu is an ancient river that originates from Uttarakhand, India, and it passes through various towns in Uttarakhand and finally it ends at the India-Nepal border. It also flows through Ayodhya, the birth place of Lord Rama. This sacred river is described in Ramayana, and as per Ramayana, at the end of the Rama avatar, […]

Godavari Mata | River Godavari

According to Shiva Purana, sage Gautama, who is the son of Lord Brahma, had performed severe meditation for Lord Varuna on the Mountain Brahmagiri since there was severe drought in that area. Lord Varuna, the great ocean god, and the reliever of sins of the people, had appeared before Gautama and asked him to pray […]

Kaushiki, Holy River in Nepal

As per legend, once there lived a holy person who was the grandson of Lord Brahma, and his name was Gadhi, and he had a beautiful daughter Satyavathi. On hearing the beauty of the pious woman Satyavathi, sage Richika approached Gadhi to arrange marriage for him with his daughter Satyavathi. Richika also donated lot of […]

Why are the rivers revered so much in India?

Why are the rivers revered so much in India? Sri Sri Ravishankar answers this question in his satsang at Art of Living. Well, in all ancient cultures around the world rivers, mountains and trees were all revered. There were considered sacred. Not just rivers, even trees are very holy. Like Peepal tree (or banyan tree) […]