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Journal of the Geological Society of India

, Volume 73, Issue 2, pp 273–288 | Cite as

Saraswati Nadi in Haryana and its linkage with the Vedic Saraswati River — Integrated study based on satellite images and ground based information

  • B. K. Bhadra
  • A. K. Gupta
  • J. R. Sharma
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Abstract

Detailed studies on the status of Saraswati Nadi of northern Haryana have been carried out using multi date and multi resolution satellite images, GIS techniques and ground data. Palaeochannels have been delineated using remote sensing techniques and validated using discovered archaeological sites, sedimentological data from drilled wells and water quality data. Detailed analysis of hydrological data (rainfall and stream discharge), catchment area and petrographic analysis of rock samples have been done to decipher the dwindling state of Saraswati Nadi. Likelihood of Adi Badri as the place of origin of Saraswati Nadi and its possible linkage with the Vedic Saraswati River is discussed. Suggestions have been given for safeguarding and revival of Saraswati Nadi as a national heritage.

Keywords

Remote Sensing GIS Palaeodrainage Hydrogeology Archaeology Saraswati Nadi Adi Badri Haryana 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Space, CAZRI CampusRegional Remote Sensing Service CentreJodhpurIndia

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