The MaNDala-wise distribution of the names of the rivers in the Rigveda

The MaNDala-wise distribution of the names of the rivers in the Rigveda is as follows:

Rigvedic Rivers
Rigvedic Rivers

Early MaNDala I

SarasvatI : I.3.10-12.

Middle MaNDala I

SarasvatI : I.89.3. Sindhu : I.83.1.

General and Late MaNDala I

GaurI : I.164.4.

RasA : I. 112.12.

Sindhu : I.44.12; 122.6; 126.1; 186.5 (plus the references to the Sindhu in the refrain of the Kutsas in the last verses of I.94-96, 98, 100-103, 105-115).

SarasvatI : I.13.9; 142.9; 164.49, 52; 188.8

JahnAvI : I.116.19. (Ganga)

MaNDala II

SarasvatI : II.1.11; 3.8; 30.8; 32.8; 41.16-18.


VipAS: III.33.1.

SutudrI: III.33.1.

SarasvatI: III.4.8; 23.4; 54.13.

DRSadvatI: III.23.4,

ApayA: III.23.4.

JahnAvI: III.58.6. (Ganga)

MaNDala IV

Sarayu: IV.30.18.

KuSavA: IV.18.8.

Sindhu: IV.30.12; 54.6; 55.3.

ParuSNI: IV.22.2.

VipAS: IV.30.11.

RasA: IV.43.6.

MaNDala V

Sarayu: V.53.9.

KubhA: V.53.9.

Krumu: V.53.9.

AnitabhA: V.53.9.

RasA: V.41.15; 53.9.

Sindhu: V.53.9.

ParuSNI: V.52.9.

SarasvatI: V.5.8; 42.12; 43.11; 46.2,

YamunA: V.52.17.

MaNDala VI

SarasvatI: VI.49.7; 50.12. 52.6; 61.1-7, 10-11, 13-14

HariyUpIyA: VI.27.5.

YavyAvatI: VI.27.6.

GaNgA: VI.45.31.


AsiknI: VII.5.3.

ParuSNI: VII.18.8, 9.

SarasvatI: VII.2.8; 9.5; 35.11; 36.6; 39.5; 40.3; 95.1-2, 4-6; 96.1, 3-6.

YamunA: VII.18.19.


GomatI: VIII.24.30.

SvetyAvarI: VIII.26.18.

SuvAstu: VIII.19.37.

Prayiyu: VIII.19.37.

Vayiyu: VIII.19.37.

Sindhu: VIII.12.3; 20.24, 25; 25.14; 26.18, 72.7.

ArjIkIyA: VIII.7.29; 64.11.

SuSomA: VIII.7.29; 64.11.

AsiknI: VIII.20.25.

ParuSNI: VIII.75.15.

SarasvatI: VIII.21.17, 18; 38.10; 54.4

AMSumatI: VIII.96.13.

RasA: VIII.72.13.

MaNDala IX

Sindhu: IX.97.58.

ArjIkIyA: IX.65.23.

SarasvatI: IX.5.8; 67.32; 81.4.

RasA: IX.41.6.

MaNDala X

Sarayu: X.64.9.

GomatI: X.75.6.

Mehatnu: X.75.6.

KubhA: X.75.6.

Krumu: X.75.6.

Sveti: X.75.6.

RasA: X.75.6; 108.1, 2; 121.4.

Susartu: X.75.6.

TRSTAmA: X.75.6.

Sindhu: X.64.9; 65.13; 66.11; 75.1, 3-4, 6-9.

ArjIkIyA: X.75.5.

SuSomA: X.75.5.

VitastA: X.75.5.

MarudvRdhA: X.75.5.

AsiknI: X.75.5.

ParuSNI: X.75.5.

SutudrI: X.75.5.

SarasvatI: X.17.7-9; 30.12; 64.9; 65.1,13; 66.5; 75.5; 110.8; 131.5; 141.5; 184.2

ASmanvatI: X.53.8.

YamunA: X.75.5.

GaNgA: X.75.5. 

Reference:- Rigveda: A Historical Analysis by SHRIKANT G. TALAGERI.

Chandan Priyadarshi

Chandan Priyadarshi

A student of Spirituality from the ancient city of Nalanda, a Vedantic by faith, an independent philosopher and wanna be philanthropreneur by interest just trying to explore the subtle world of Ancient Philosophy with reference to Modern Science. Having an immense ineterest in Ancient Indian and Vedic Philosophy, Philology, Lexicography, Comparative Religion, Comparative Philosophy, Oriental and Occidental Philosophy, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Ancient and Modern History, Parapsychology, just want to project an integral and synthesized approach of Ancient Philosophy and Modern science to world.

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