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.

Amritsar

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Harimandir at night

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Harimandir
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Harimandir

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Temple complex
Anandpur Sahib

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The birthplace of Khalsa

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Inside

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The Gurdwara in the evening

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Indo-Pak border near Attari village (32 km from Amritsar; nearest Pakistani village is Wagah)

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BSF motto
Sirhind

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Fatehgarh sahib
Rauza Sharif

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

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Causeway to Shish Mahal

Patiala
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Dukh Niwaran Sahib

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Punjabi bride
Qila Mubarak

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Durbar hall
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Quila Androon walls
Moti Bagh Palace
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