Discover India ~ Punjab

Published November 28, 2009 by anny1with1life

“Punjab” comes from two Persian words, panj (“five”) and ab (“water”), thus signifying the land of five rivers (the Beas, Chenab, Jhelum, Ravi, and Sutlej). The present Indian state of Punjab is the result of two divisions: a) during the partition of India in 1947, and b) during 1966, when the majority Hindi-speaking areas were separated to form Haryana. “Punjab” is a misnomer today since only two rivers, the Sutlej and the Beas, lie in its territory. Chandigarh, a union territory, is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.

Harimandir at night
Temple complex
Anandpur Sahib
The birthplace of Khalsa
The Gurdwara in the evening
Indo-Pak border near Attari village (32 km from Amritsar; nearest Pakistani village is Wagah)
BSF motto
Fatehgarh sahib
Rauza Sharif

The “Rauza is a mausoleum which commemorates the burial place of Sheikh Ahmed Farooqi …
Aam Khas Bagh
Sheesh Mahal
Causeway to Shish Mahal

Dukh Niwaran Sahib
Punjabi bride
Qila Mubarak
Durbar hall
Quila Androon walls
Moti Bagh Palace


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