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A brief tour of Punjab : Festivals of Punjab – Famous Personalities of Punjab

One of the most beautiful places all over India is Punjab. The beauty of Punjab is amazing. Punjab is famous for their harvesting, greenery, unique traditional, delicious food also for their lovely people. State capital Chandigarh is a union territory and serves as the capital of the state of Punjab and Haryana. It is one of the early planned cities in post-Independence India.

This north-western state is home to the Punjab community. Approximately 75% of the total Sikh population of the world lives in Punjab. The name of Punjab is made of two-word Punj(five)+Aab (Water) these rivers of Punjab are Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum the Punjab state is divided into three regions: – Majha, Doaba, and Mulwa. Here mostly people worked in the field. Punjab is considered to have the best infrastructure in India.

Maharaja Ranjit Shing was the first king of Punjab. (13 November 1780 – 27 June 1839) also known as the “Lion of Punjab” he was the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire. Bathinda is located in the heart of Punjab. Most of the people live in a fertile, alluvial plain with many rivers and system an extensive irrigation Canal System. Punjab is also called the “Granary of the India” and “Indian’s breadbasket.

The region is ideal for wheat-growing, Rice, Sugar Cane, Fruits, and different types of vegetables.

Basic political information

Numbers of District: – 22, Members of the Legislative Assembly: -177, Lok Sabha Seats: -13, Rajya Sabha Seats:7, High court: – Punjab and Haryana high court in Chandigarh, Gopi Chand Bhargava of the Indian National Congress Party. Punjab has six Civil airports including two international airports (Amritsar International airport)

(Boarded of Punjab)

It is boarded by the Indian states of Jammu & Kashmir to the north. Himachal Pradesh to the east. Haryana to the South and Southeast. is the 20th – largest Indian States by area.

State animal

The state animal of Punjab is the Blackbuck. The Blackbuck was notified as to the state animal of Punjab in 1989. It is also known as (Indian antelope).

State bird

The state bird is the Northern Goshawk. It is locally called “baaj” it is a symbol of strength.

State Flower

The state flower is Gladiolous itself comes from Latin gladiolus, meaning “Sword” is also known as “Sword Lilies” Gladiolus flowers have a lot of medicinal uses and hence can be used to Cure Common Colds. They also Symbolize infatuation. This Flowers always gives msg to people that “you pierce my heart”.

State Tree

The state tree is Sheesham it is also known by various other names like Indian rosewood, sisu, etc. the tree normally found growing near the river. It is used especially for Shelter and Shade.

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in Amritsar (Punjab) is also known as the Amritsar Massacre Jallianwala Bagh Massacre incident on 3 April 1939. During the event of Baisakhi, the British troop fired on a longs ground where 10,000 people died. Women, Children, Menes, etc. this marked as a turning point in Indian History.

Punjabi look

The traditional dress men wear kurta and Tehmat, especially the popular Muktsari style and the dress for women is the Punjabi Salwar Suit which replaced the traditional Punjabi Ghagra, Patiala Salwar is so popular. After the wedding Women wear Chura it is traditionally considered to be an important and auspicious Shringar of a newly married bride. All most Punjab Man wear pagdi A Punjabi Pagdi is also known as Pagg in the Punjabi language. This is a Symbolic part of their attire which represents respect faith in Guru, Honor.

Visit the Wonderful Golden Temple

The Golden temple is also known as (Sri Harimandir Sahib) in Amritsar India. It is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs but also a Symbol of Human Brotherhood and equality Everybody, irrespective of cast, here lots of people have patience and unity to each other and their people talking with manner way. Creed or race Can seek spiritual Solace and religious fulfillment without any hindrance. It is also representing the distinct identity, glory, and heritage of the Sikhs.

The golden temple looks like Such a heaven View of this temple is so amazing that you can’t describe it in a single word. The brilliant architecture of the temple gives it a unique look. The Gurudwara is built around a man-made Pool is called (Amrit Sarovar) that was completed by the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das in 1577 Furth more, one of the most noteworthy features of this temple is its golden color just mesmerizes anyone. The golden temple was later planted with real gold and white marbles a total of 160kg of gold is to be used to beauty the golden temple. The gurudwara stand in the middle of Amrit Sarovar literally the man-made pool.

There is a continuous singing of Gurbani kirtan [ hymns] at Sri Hari mandir Saheb from the opening of its portal[doors] to their closing.

[langar]

Golden temple is also famous for its langar, langar was started by the 4th Sikh saint guru ram das in 1577. it is said that on a normal day more than 50,000-60,000 people eat langar at this temple. And during religious gatherings, the number may spike up to 100,000. There are no oily dishes in langar the meals are simple and healthy with roti, dal, kheer, curry, and Karah prasad [ halwa] it is offered to all visitors to the Darbar sahib in gurudwara. Karah Prasad is main if it is not accepted it may be interpreted by Sikh as an insult. Some rules in the golden temple we cannot forget: – wash your feet/ hand and cover your head properly before entering the temple.

People said that if you take a dip in the Amrit Sarovar with pure heart, faith, and love then your wishes come true, there are 4 doors for entering this temple their people are participating in cleaning activities like cleaning the kitchen, mopping the floors, and safekeeping shoes of worshippers that’s why this temple is clean and hygiene every time.

JO DUKH MILE

OHH IMTEHAAN MERA

JO SUKH MILE OHH

WAHEGURU

ASHIRWAAD TERA.

Yummy and delicious dishes of Punjab

The famous dishes in Punjab you must eat that

Amritsari kulcha, Sarso ka saag, and Makki di roti, Lassi, Chhole-bhature, Tandoori Chicken, Gobhi-Shalgam- Gajar Pickle, Pinni Amritsari Kulcha could be described as a local variation of the famous naan. The most common drink is Lassi it is generally served in copper and in huge glass-topped with butter to make it rich. It is not included in sweet.

One of the most popular dishes and also my favorite dishes is Chhole Bhature are made up wheat flour and milk rather. It is so tasty and delicious dishes it is served with chhole and pickle and pices of onion these dishes is available in every corner of Punjab.

Pinni(laddu)the laddous mostly made in the winter season because these laddu ingredients give a lot of heat pinni is made with desi ghee, Wheat Flour, Jaggery, and almonds. Most people of Punjab eat Aloo paratha in their breakfast. Aloo paratha served alongside pickle lassi. The people there like oily food more. Like Ghee, milk, Lassi, paneer, etc.

Harvest festival of punjab

One of the most famous festivals of Punjab is Lohri it is celebrated on 13 January which is one day before Makar Sankranti. This festival celebrated as the harvesting season and the end of the winter season this festival shows that how to people of Punjab attached to nature. People gather together around a bonfire than started singing and Dance full of happiness and energy. This festival is considered to be the new beginning of life with love

The celebration of the Baisakhi festival depicts the hard work and also the joy of harvest and shows unity and brotherhood and hard work of farmers and gives the respect for them. It is the major festival of Sikhs It was in the year 1869 that GURU GOBIND SINGH the last Sikh guru marked the Sikh as Khalsa (the Pure one) this festival celebrated in the month of April.

Karwa Chauth is a very important festival for married women for their husbands in Punjab. Married women keeping fast for the whole day in the evening women gather and listen to Vrat Katha. After seeing the moon with karwa Chauth Channi then they break their fast. It is a very interesting festival and also unmarried women can celebrate the festival by observing the karwa Chauth fast for their future husband. On the day of karwa Chauth, women eat Sargi is the pre-dawn meal before sunrise.

The festival of Guru Nanak Gurpurab is one of the most important festivals in the Sikh Calendar. People celebrated of an anniversary of a guru’s birth marked and another festival are Hola Mohalla, Basant Panchami, Bhai Dooj, Chappar

 Mela etc.

Famous Personalities of Punjab

Kiran Bedi = she is the first Indian Female to become an officer in Indian Police Service and she started her service in 1972. She is born in Amritsar (Punjab)

Har Gobind Khorana = He was an Indian American biochemist. He shared the 1968 Noble Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Marshal W. Nirenberg: – He has completed their education: -University of Liverpool (1948) and the University of Punjab (1945).

Mohammad Rafi = He was the best Indian playback singer of all time and also one of the most popular singers, in the film Industry. There are many famous singers belong from Punjab ex: – as Yo-Yo HoneySingh, Jassi gill, Amrit Maan, Diljit Dosanjh, Sharry Maan, etc.… Bollywood actors born in Punjab: – Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Dharmendra, Diljit Dosanjh, Sonu Sood, Madan puri, etc… And the most beautiful actresses are Sargun Mehta, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Kareena Kapoor, etc.…

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