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The Yavyavati is a river of ancient India, mentioned in the Rigveda (in RV 6.27.6) and in the Pancavimsa Brahmana (25.7.2). In the Pancavimsa Brahmana the river is associated with the Vibhinduka region (Kuru-Pancala region).[1]

Witzel (1995) identifies it with the Zhob river in northern Baluchistan,[2] while Talageri (2000) suggests that it is identical to the Drsadvati.[3]


  1. ^ e.g. Witzel 1987, quoted by Talageri Shrikant, 2001. "Michael Witzel - An examination of his review of my book"
  2. ^ Michael Witzel, Rgvedic history: poets, chieftains and politics, in: Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity. The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia, ed. G. Erdosy, Berlin/New York (de Gruyter) 1995, 307-352.
  3. ^ e.g. Talageri, Shrikant. (2000) The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis, Talageri, S.: "Michael Witzel - An examination of his review of my book" 2001. chapter 3