Saraswati River (Uttarakhand)

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Saraswati River is a tributary of Alaknanda River flowing in Uttarakhand State, India.[1] It joins Alaknanda River at Keshav Prayag, near Mana village, Badrinath. Alaknanda River merges with Bhagirathi at Devprayag, Uttarakhand, which forms from that point the Ganges.[2][3] A natural stone bridge, named "Bhim Pul",[4] lays across flowing Saraswati river, making a passage towards Vasudhara falls and Satopanth Lake. It is believed by locals that Bhim Pul is a rock bridge founded by Bhima of Mahabharatha, to help Draupadi to cross the rivulet.[5]


  1. ^ Singh, Prathwiraj (16 July 2014). "Rains hit Uttarakhand, rivers near danger levels". Hindustan Times, Dehradun. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Rivers & other holy places". Anand Samaj. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Badrinath Photo: Alaknanda ganges meets Saraswati river at keshav prayag at Mana badrinath at Uttarakhand himalay". tripadvisor.india. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Journey To The Door Of Heaven-Swarg Ka Dwar places". Rajat Chakraborty. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Places to see in the Mana Village (Bhim Pul, Saraswati River, Ganesh Gufa, Vyas Gufa and Others)". Retrieved 5 November 2014.

Coordinates: 30°46′14″N 79°29′42″E / 30.7705°N 79.4949°E / 30.7705; 79.4949