Punjab The Land of Five Rivers



Summer Temperature during May- June: 50 Degree Celsius

Winter Temperature During November- February: At times Freezing point.

Monsoon: During July- September.

Punjab once was a renowned gateway to India through Uttarakhand. Punjab is still carrying memories of plenty of imperialistic forces. Mughal, Pathan and many more brave troops stepped in India through the land of Punjab. The historically famous Ghaggar Valley recollects the distinguished memories of Harappan Civilization of 3000 A.D. The George of Sindhu had witnessed the traditional and cultural growth of the Aryan Community. It was then, however, was known as Sapta Sindhu or the land of seven oceans. Later on, the name of the state, Punjab, had been derived from the names of the five rivers, Jhilam, Chenab, Ravi, Bipasha and Shatadru. Truly, the state is blessed by all of these Rivers.

The name of Punjab has actually come into existence from the Persian word Panj (means five) and Aab (means water). Punjab was attacked by innumerable group of imperialistic forces but, the inhabitants of Punjab experienced a much needed renaissance during 1469- 1539, thanks to Guru Nanak. The first city namely Kartarpur (Pakistan) was built by Guru Nanak.

A number of historical stories are associated with the state of Punjab. The historical battle between British and rebellious people of Sikh Community had taken place in Jallianwala Bagh, Punjab in 1919. The sad genocide and gory story of the battle is still remembered by many. The spot, Jallianwala Bagh is one of the grandest crowd pullers of Punjab now.

Dwellers of Punjab believe in themselves and have their very own identity. Men of Sikh Community wear Lungis and Punjabis where as women wear Salwar and Baggy trousers. The Holy Scripture of Sikh religion is Granth Sahib. Punjab is 19th and 15th state of India according to Volume and population respectively.

Punjabis are the ancestors of Arya communities. They are different from the people of rest of India with their body structures and traditional significances. Even though the average age of an Indian is 50 years, but it is 65 years for Punjabis. They are brave and hard working at the same time. The agricultural developments of Punjab are the result of the hard works of Punjabis. They are farming successfully in 90% of the land of Punjab during winters and summers. 22% wheat and 10% rice of India are produced in Punjab. 1/3 of milk of India is produced in Punjab. The producing quantities of oil seeds, sugarcanes and cottons are notable as well. Hero Cycles are produced in Punjab and are sold all over India. Punjab is created a world record in 1989 by producing most numbers of cycles in the world. 90% of woolen textiles of India are produced in Ludhiana, Punjab. Punjabis are making a lot of money in Hotel and transport business as well.

Even though most of the parts of Punjab are located on plains but 275 meters tall Shivalik hill is positioned at the north- eastern side of Punjab. Huge numbers of nature lovers travel to the Shivalik hill every year. Natural wonders and historical evidences of Punjab are truly praiseworthy. But, somehow wrong intentions of many people theseJalandhar and Kapurthala days are getting more and more importance. Terrorist activities, however, are now under control and hence, the tourists’ business is slowly but surely getting a boost.

The folk dance forms and songs of Punjab deserve praise. People all over the world respect the cultures and traditions of Punjab. Bhangra Dance had gained its popularity all over the world. Occasions in India are incomplete unless celebrants groove with Punjabi dance forms and music. The bull’s fight of Punjab is a significant part of the traditions of Punjab as well. It impresses one and all.

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Amritsar    Hoshiarpur    Jalandhar and Kapurthala    Ludhiana and Firozpur    Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi    Bhakra and Ropar    Patiala, Malerkola and Sirhind    Pathankot