Haryana Government renames Mustafabad Village as Saraswati Nagar

Haryana Government has changed the name of Mustafabad village in Yamuna Nagar district of state to Saraswati Nagar derived from mythological Saraswati River.

In this regard, Haryana Revenue and Disaster Management Department has issued an official notification to this effect.

The village is located about 20 kms from the Yamuna Nagar district headquarters. The revenue records of state government claimed the old dried-up riverbed of mythological Saraswati River exists near the village.

Saraswati River is considered sacred in Hindu religion and has been mention in ancient Hindu scriptures like the Rig Veda, Ramayana, Mahabharata and others giving credence that it existed during those times.

Background

  • Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar government in 2015 had decided to restore Saraswati creek from Adi Badri (Saraswati Udgam Sthal ) to Mustafabad in Yamunanagar district.
  • It also had decided to set up Adi Badri Heritage Board and Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board (HSHDB) to initiate, promote and support research of Saraswati heritage.
  • In May 2015, aquifers were discovered during the excavation of the alignment of the underground paleo channel in Muglawali village of the Saraswati River.

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