Rivers !!

They are the veins, arteries and capillaries of Bharatiya Dharmic civilization, even before the nation India is formed !!

They are the bloodlines that shaped Bharatavarsha and enabled the ancient Rshis like Marichi, Atri, Bhrgu, Angiras, Pulaha, Pulastya and Image
Kratu to discover the cosmic system of living viz. the Sanatana Dharma. This discovery the passed on through Vasistha, Agastya, Bhardwaja, Gautama, Parasara, Vyasa and Valmiki to reach us through their works called the Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Puranas.
Ganga with Yamuna forms the largest river network of Bharata as seen in the map with light blue color. The Ikshwakus at Sarayu central to Ramayana & the Bharatas at Ganga-Yamuna central to the Mahabharata, both are from the Ganga river network. This network contains almost
70% of all the main kingdoms mentioned in the Mahabharata and Ramayana like Kuru, Panchala, Kashi, Kosala, Videha, Malla, Magadha, Anga, Vanga, Pundra, Suhma, Lauhiti, Dasarna, Chedi, Karusha, Matsya, Kunti, Avanti and many others.
In yellow color to its south we then have the 2nd largest river network of Godavari and the 3rd largest Krishnaveni sustaining the Vanaras at Kishkindha and Rakshasas at Janasthana described in the Ramayana. It watered the Dandakaranya surrounding it on all the sides &
and Vidarbha to its north west. To its south are numerous rivers, with Penneru, Swarnamukhi and Palar rivers among them, watering the Dravida desha.
To it south is Kaveri shown in red, the cradle of Chola, Pandya, Chera culture with its Itihasas Silappatikaram & Manimekalai.
To its south is Vaigai the lifeline river of the Pandyas.
Small rivers of Kerala like Pampa, Periyar, Nila defines its culture with a micro diversity second only to Bharatavarsha.
To its north upto Narmada r similar western flowing small rivers watering the Gomantaka/Konkana/
Malavana lands. Narmada river networks shown in purple color gave rise to the most ancient culture with oldest cave art depicting domestication of horses. Hehaya with its capital Mahishmiti lies here. To its south in bright light blue (cyan) is shown Tapati.
Surrounding these rivers were Shurparaka, Anupa, Balirashtra, Surashtra and Pansurashtra and Navarashtra deshas.
To the eastern shore in green is Mahanadi & to the north of it Suvarnarekha and Vaitarani defining the Kalinga Desha. To its north east is Brahmaputra known as
Lauhitya in the Itihasa Puranas which the Indo-Gangatic Nagas adopted as their home land. To the west shown in Green is the domain of Sarasvati which gave us the four Vedas. Sarasvati though lost, today is survived by its tributaries and its sweet water underground
which still nourishes the people in the desert. Close to its mouth lied Dwaraka, Prabhasa, Kaccha and Anarta deshas. To its west and north is river Sindhu and its tributaries Vipasha (Beas), Satadru (Satluj), Chandrabhaga (Chenab), Iravati (Ravi) and Vitasta (Jhelum)
the cradle of the Aditya, Daitya, Danavas. There lies the Bahlika, Salva, Madra, Kekaya, Gandhara, Kamboja, Kashmira, Loha, Rishika, Ambasta, Panchanada, Sindhu, Sauvira, Sivi, kingdoms. Sindhu (with its 5 tributaries) in the north and west, Sarasvati at the center,
Yamuna with Ganga in the east and Narmada in the south defines the largest and the oldest civilization known by the names of IVC, SSC or Harappan, which is but self same as the Veda, Itihasa, Puranic civilization.
Whatever geography we are now teaching our kids have
no connection to our #Dharma Samskrti. All part of the wrong idea of the secularization of Indian education. Geography of #Bharata is connected only with the Veda/Itihasa/Purans, the literature of #SanatanaDharma Samskrti. The geography of the Abrahamic religious books are
but connected with Arabia, Israel & Egypt, all alien to Bhararavarsha. So all religions cannot have the same connect to the sacred geography of Bharata and there is no point in secularizing it. It must be taught in connection with the Veda Itihasa Puranic geography of
Bharata. All the rivers, mountains, lakes, forests & regions of Bharata have a context in our Vedas/Itihasas/Puranas. Indian geography must be taught in the schools with this context.

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