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Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (Retd.)

Yavyavati (यव्यावती) is a river of ancient India, mentioned in the Rigveda (RV 6.27.6) and in the Pancavimsa Brahmana (25.7.2).



In the Pancavimsa Brahmana the river is associated with the Vibhinduka region (Kuru-Panchala region).[1]


Witzel (1995) identifies it with the Zhob River in northern Baluchistan,[2]

Talageri (2000) suggests that it is identical to the Drsadvati.[3]


यव्यावती (AS, p.771): गोमल नदी की सहायक मझोव का प्राचीन नाम [4]


  1. Witzel 1987, quoted by Talageri Shrikant, 2001. "Michael Witzel - An examination of his review of my book"
  2. Michael Witzel, Rgvedic history: poets, chieftains and politics, in: Language, Material Culture and Ethnicity. The Indo-Aryans of Ancient South Asia, ed. G. Erdosy, Berlin/New York (de Gruyter) 1995, 307-352.
  3. Talageri, Shrikant. (2000) The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis, Talageri, S.: "Michael Witzel - An examination of his review of my book" 2001. chapter 3
  4. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.771

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