Yamuna Short Story Summary

813 Words4 Pages
From the shards of grey ware pottery found in the excavations or the tombs, palaces, stepwells and shrines, it is the stone that tells her story. But water recites this story as well. Yamuna, with its dark and polluted waters, doesn’t come across as a major entity but it is this river that has given Delhi her life. Yamuna, a river as suggested by Geologists, that once flowed into the Ghaggar-Hakra river braids with a more westerly course. But something happened in the third millennium BC that changed the fate of the Northen Indian-subcontinent. It was the earthquakes.
Due to the movements of tectonic plates under the earth’s crusts, India which
…show more content…
Nigambodh ghat, the realization of knowledge. According to the tradition, even before the time of the Mahabharata, in the epoch known as the Dvaparayuga, Brahma, the creator was cursed and lost his memory and the scripts of Veda. He meditated and performed several austerities for getting his memory back and plunged into the Yamuna. The river was in spate and she threw back the vedas, thus restoring Brahma’s memory. The other legend from the Epic Mahabharat recounts that Dharma Yudishtira, after the battle of Kurukshetra, returned to his capital Indraprastha, and performed the Das Ashwamedha Yajna, or the Ten Horse Sacrifice at the spot not far from here.
Prachin Nili Chatri Mandir or the Ancient Blue Roof Temple. Its back now completely lost in the bed of the new road, and the roof with a small enamelled pyramid. During the occupation of Delhi by the Marathas in the 18th century, the Marathas apparently repaired or rebuilt a pavilion erected by Humayun with a blue tiled roof and converted it into a
…show more content…
Described in the Paddam Puraan and one of the holiest cremation ghats Nigambodh is where the body is prepared for its final journey. With the backing of the scriptural statement one does feel more inclined to accept that version. The name Nigam Bodh Ghat, however, has not been lost in oblivion even today. It continues to occupy a place of importance as all the national leaders of India have had their last rites performed there and their memorials raised
Open Document