Punjab derives its name from two persian words, panj
(five) and ab (water), meaning five waters. It stands
for the land enclosed by the rivers Sutlej, Beas,
Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum. In the Rigveda this region
has been refered to as the land of Sapta-Sindhavah
or seven rivers. These seven rivers are believed to
have been : Sindhu (Indus), Vitasta (Jhelum), Asikni
(Chenab), Parushni (Ravi), Vipash (Beas), Sutudri
(Sutlej) and Sarasvati (Sarsuti) ...
to the geographical location of the Punjab the people
of this region had to bear the burn brunt of the foreign
onslaughts through the past centuries. From the very
beggining the Punjabis were brought up under the shadows
of swords, which made them active and dynamic, virile
and warlike. The Punjabis have always been the protectors
of the motherland. Even today they are considered
to be among the best soldiers and warriors of India.
The Punjabis in course of the past centuries came
into contact with foreign people of different races
and cultures ...
is the other name of Islamic mysticism, According
to available sources on the subject, these ascetics,
said to be 45 in number, were dedicated followers
of the prophet Muhammad. Poverty and Austerity were
their basic rules of life which they had derived from
the traditional source saying "Alfakar Fakhri"
(poverty is my glory). The members of this sect
used to wear clothes made of wool. It was a coarse,
woolen sack cloth called 'SUF'. Accordingly
they were termed as Sufis ...