The Aryan Invasion theorists say that river Saraswati is a myth and she was just a goddess of knowledge. Well, I would counter that by one single logic- There is a goddess called Kali and also a river called Kali in Karnataka. So does that river become mythical ?
It has been a common practice to name objects, whether rivers, mountains or lakes, on the names of popular gods and goddesses. The sole reason why our planets got their names as Venus or Mars from the Greek and Roman gods. Plus, the satellite images of Saraswati are quite clearly showing the existence of a huge channel of an extinct river which flows through the heart of Rajasthan.
|The course of Saraswati photographed by satellites.|
A huge course in the heart of a desert... !!!!
We will traverse through scriptures in their chronological existence through history viz Rigveda and Atharvaveda ---> Yajurveda ---> Ramayana --->Mahabharata and Puranas ---> Brahmanas
Saraswati in Rigveda-
Saraswati is mentioned almost 35 times throughout Atharvaveda, sometimes as a river and sometimes as a goddess.
Yajurveda ans Samaveda also mention Saraswati river.
Saraswati in Ramayana-
उत्तरम् वीरमत्स्यानाम् भारुण्डम् प्राविशद्वनम् ||
|The flow of Saraswati, photographed from Bheem Pul in the Himalayas.|
This river today is called Ghaggar- Hakra known to be the remnant of the mighty Saraswati.