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==Vitastā, in Ṛgveda==
 
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The Ṛgveda mentions the names of several rivers that were well-known during its period. There are 37 words in it which it indicates a river. The Nadistuti<ref>Ṛgveda 10.75.1- 9</ref> contains prayers addressed to ten rivers, out of which the Vitastā is also the one.  
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The [[Ṛgveda]] mentions the names of several rivers that were well-known during its period. There are 37 words in it which it indicates a river. The [[Nadistuti]]<ref>[[Ṛgveda]] 10.75.1- 9</ref> contains prayers addressed to ten rivers, out of which the Vitastā is also the one.  
  
 
==Vitastā as Jhelum==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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Latest revision as of 07:36, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Vitasta, VitastA, Vitastaa


Vitastā, in Ṛgveda

The Ṛgveda mentions the names of several rivers that were well-known during its period. There are 37 words in it which it indicates a river. The Nadistuti[1] contains prayers addressed to ten rivers, out of which the Vitastā is also the one.

Vitastā as Jhelum

Vitastā is described as a river having wet banks at a great height with the river flowing far below. It has been identified with the modern river Jhelum in the Punjab State.


References

  1. Ṛgveda 10.75.1- 9
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore