|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (Retd.)|
Tej Ram Sharma mentions River Sikata (सिकता) (Junagarh Rock Inscription of Skandagupta Gupta Years 136, 137 and 138 (=A.D. 455, 456 and 457), L. 16) : The river Sikata takes its source from the mountain Raivataka. It is the same as Suvarna-sikata mentioned in the Junagarh Rock Inscription of Rudradaman.  This Sikata or Suvarnasikata is to be identified with modern Sonarekha.  The name
Suvannareha (Suvarnarekha) is also met with in Vividhatirthakalpa.  Thus the first part of the river's name has remained unchanged for about two thousand years. The second part has been replaced by a new one. The exact derivative as suggested by Chatterji will be a form like Sonasita or Sonasi.  The river was named Suvarnasikata because its sand contains particles of gold.
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.507
- Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions/Names of the Rivers and the Mountains,p. 295-296
- Select Inscriptions by D. C. Sircar. p. 176.
- Ibid., p. 313, f.n.l : Selections From Sanskrit Inscriptions by D. B. Diskalkar Vol. I, Pt. II, p.8.
- Vividhatlrthakalpa p. 10 : तं जहा-उग्गसेणगढ़ं ति वा, खंगारागढ़ं ति वा । जुण्ण-डुग्गं ति वा । उत्तरदिशाए विसालथम्भसाला-सोहियो दसदसार मंडवो गिरिदुवारे य पंचमो हरी दामोअरो सुवण्णरेहा-नईपारे वट्टह ।
- Studies in the Historical and Cultural Geography and Ethnography of Gujarat by H. D. Sankalia. p. 51 : also see f.n.l.
- Ibid., p. 51, f.n. 2. : Mirati. Ahmadi, Supplement, 205, takes