The famous vedic age river Saraswati has dried up, but its namesake and a river as old as Saraswati has been revived at Rajgir in the Nalanda district. The administration took the initiative and dug out water and gave the river a fresh lease of life. Ghats have also been constructed alongside it for people to take a dip in the river.
The irrigation department dug as much as 3.5 km to reach the water level of the river. Saraswati which was considered dead and just a dry sandy stretch, is now flowing in its orginal form. Ancient religious texts have elaborately mentioned the sanctity of the river. According to Vayu Puran, the river is so pious that taking a dip in the river is equivalent to bathing in the ganges for one full year.