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The Story of Sohni Mahiwal – A tragic love story

Sohni Mahiwal[/b] is one of the four popular tragic romances of the Punjab and Sindh, the other three are Heer Ranjha, Mirza Sahiba and Sassi Punnun.

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Sohni was the daughter of a potter named Tula, who lived in [b]Gujrat town in the Punjab Your text to link here...near the banks of the Chenab on the caravan trade route between Bukhara (Uzbekistan) and Delhi. This place is now known as Hamirpur Kona which is on the left bank of river Chenab. As soon as the 'Surahis' (water pitchers) and mugs came off the wheels, she would draw floral designs on them and transform them into masterpieces of art.

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Izzat Baig, the rich trader from Bukhara (Uzbekistan), came to India on business but when he saw the beautiful Sohni Your text to link here...in the town of Gujrat on the Chenab in Punjab, he was completely enchanted. Just to get a glimpse of Sohni, he would end up buying the water pitchers and mugs everyday. Sohni lost her heart to Izzat Baig. Izzat Baig sent off his companions to Bukhara. He took up the job of a servant in the house of Tula, Sohni's father. He would even take their buffaloes for grazing. Soon, he came to be known as "Mahiwal"(buffalo herder).

When the people started spreading rumours about the love of Sohni and MahiwalYour text to link here..., without her consent her parents arranged her marriage with another potter.Izzat Baig renounced the world and started living like a "faqir" (hermit) in a small hut across the river which is now known as Hamirpur Sidher i.e located on the right bank of river Chenab. The earth of Sohni’s land was like a dargah (shrine) for him. He had forgotten his own land, his own people and his world. Taking advantage of the darkness of the night, when the world was fast asleep, Sohni would come by the riverside and Izzat Baig would swim across the river to meet her. He would regularly roast a fish and bring it for her. It is said that once, when due to high tide he could not catch a fish, Mahiwal cut a piece of his thigh and roasted it. Seeing the bandage on his thigh, Sohni opened it, saw the wound and cried.

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From the next day, Sohni started swimming across the river with the help of an earthen pitcher as Izzat Baig was so badly wounded and could not swim across the river. One-day Sohni’s sister-in-law followed her and saw the hiding place where Sohni used to keep her earthen pitcher among the bushes. The next day, the sister-in-law removed the hard baked pitcher and replaced it with an unbaked one. That night, when Sohni tried to cross the river with the help of the pitcher, it dissolved in the water and Sohni drowned https://pinkpaparazzi.in/product-category/kurtis/ (< ERROR: the link title is too long!)in the river. From the other side of the river, Mahiwal saw Sohni drowning and jumped into the river and drowned as well.

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Sohni Mahiwal Point was washed away when the Chenab diverted its flow between the border hamlets of Hamirpur Sidhar and Hamirpur Kona on the night of September 2014. It was the spot where Sohni used to meet her lover Mehiwal.

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The Chenab River is a major river of India and Pakistan. It forms in the upper Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows through the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir into the plains of the Punjab, Pakistan

Posted by anuj1975 18:41 Archived in India Tagged churches people and places india world beautiful love national tourism kashmir romance floods punjab story jammu tragedy tragic chenab sohni mahiwal Comments (0)

IS LIFE A SHORT JOURNEY…..

JAMMU TO NAGROTA APPROXIMATELY 20 KM BUT VIEW…BREATHTAKING

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Jammu – Nagrota lie on the National Highway 1A (NH 1A) that connects the Kashmir valley to Jammu and the rest of India. NH 1A number now does not exist and old NH 1A is now a part of NH 44 after renumbering of all national highways in the year 2010.

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The Jammu – Nagrota road further leads to Srinagar which is 295 km and is expected to reduce by about 80 km after commissioning of Chenani-Nashri Tunnel, new Banihal road tunnel and other small tunnels. These tunnels will also help keep the highway open during winter avalanches. It is one of the two road links (other being Mughal road) that connects Kashmir Valley with the rest of India. The traffic on the highway is controlled by two control rooms, one in Srinagar and other in Jammu.

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Jammu is the largest city in the Jammu Division and the winter capital of state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is situated on the banks of the Tawi River.

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It is surrounded by Shivalik range to the north, east and southeast while the Trikuta Range surrounds it in the north-west. It is approximately 600 kilometres (370 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi.

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The city spreads around the Tawi river with the old city overlooking it from the north (right bank) while the new neighborhoods spread around the southern side (left bank) of river. There are five bridges on the river. The city is built on a series of ridges.

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View of the Trikuta Hills where the famous Mata Vaishno Devi temple is located.

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Nagrota is a town located in the Jammu district of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. It is located on National Highway 1A (NH1A) between Jammu city and Udhampur.

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Nagrota along with Kashmiri Pandit migrant town of Jagti straddle the national highway, with a few additional minor roads.

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Nagrota is the first shrine stoppage for Mata Vaishno Devi. The Kol-Kandoli temple is situated here.Nagrota has an extension of Jammmu Industries having Oil Depots and Godowns.

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Posted by anuj1975 22:58 Archived in India Tagged mountains people sky and places india mountain city beautiful hill national highway tourism flora devi kashmir srinagar mata magnetic vaishno katra trikuta jammu nagrota udhampur Comments (0)

For all the Royal Enfield "Bullet" fans...Om Banna Mandir

The story of Om Banna..The Motorbike God !!

Om Banna is a temple located in Pali district near Jodhpur, India, devoted to a deity in the form of a motorcycle.It is located 20 kilometres from Pali and 50 kilometres away from Jodphur on the Pali-Jodhpur highway. The motorcycle is a 350cc Royal Enfield Bullet.

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Residents of Chotila village have built a small temple for the motorbike and his dead owner, Om Singh Rathore, also known as Om Banna or Bullet Baba, on National Highway 65 in Pali, Rajasthan.The shrine has a Royal Enfield 350cc bullet enclosed in a glass box with a photo of Om Banna, who died in a road accident around 24 years ago in that same spot.

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Over two decades ago, 21-year-old Om Singh Rathore, the son of a local village leader, was on his way home when he met with a fatal accident on the highway. The police hauled away the motorcycle and that’s when the legend began.The bike was not in the police station the next day. It was found at the accident spot. The police took the bike back, this time securing it with chains and deflating its tyres. The story goes that the next morning the motorcycle was again found at the accident spot. Police tried everything possible to stop the bike from being moved. The bike somehow made it to the accident site in the dead of the night.

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Thus began the legend of Om Banna, or Bullet Baba, the patron saint of all those who use the highway. Following the incident, villagers in the area build the temple to worship it.

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The temple itself is an elevated concrete platform on which is a bust of Rathore. Behind it stands the Bullet, enclosed in a glass case.

Posted by anuj1975 01:54 Archived in India Tagged temples places india pali beautiful national highway road royal jodhpur rajasthan enfield bullet Comments (1)

BARGI DAM......

Location : Bargi Dam is located on the Jabalpur - Nagpur NH - 7 highway. About 40 kms / 45 mins. from Jabalpur city, Tourist Destination Bargi Dam is built on Narmada river. Tourists can enjoy water-sports in Bargi Dam .Bargi Dam is one of the first completed dams out of the chain of 30 major dams to be constructed on Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh, India.

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The dam construction work started in 1974 and was completed in 1990 when the dam was filled to its complete capacity.The height of the dam is 69 m and length 5.4 km.

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A lake of about 75 km in length and 4.5 km width, spreading over 267.97 km². In Jabalpur, Mandla and Seoni districts is formed when the water is impounded up to the dam FRL of 422.76 m.

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Considering the tourism potential of this dam, Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) has encouraged water sports in Bargi dam. For accommodation, MP Tourism has its hotel and restaurant in Bargi Dam. Here no other restaurant or hotel for accommodation is available

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There is direct bus service from Jabalpur to Bargi so reaching Bargi Dam is not a problem. One can enjoy Cruise ride, motor boat ride, speed boat ride in reservoir water. Those who are traveling from Jabalpur to Kanha National Park or vice versa, can do enroute visit of Bargi Dam.

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The main attraction of Bargi Dam and the surrounding area is the calm that the water provides by introducing a soothing feeling in oneself.

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The journey to Bargi Dam is through picturesque landscape which belongs to the tribal areas. It is hard to believe that how much diversity a country can offer, different language, different people. Truly said….India is Incredible.

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Posted by anuj1975 05:51 Archived in India Tagged lakes people park india lake city beautiful national dam pradesh madhya kanha jabalpur bargi Comments (0)

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