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Friday, 9 December 2011

Gujrat, Pakistan

Wasif Chudhary

Gujrat is a beautiful and Industrial city of Pakistan. Gujrat is very historical city.
People living in Gujrat refer to themselves as Gujratis, which sometimes leads to confusion with people from the Indian state of Gujarat which adjoins Pakistan. The major sources of livelihood among the Gujrat populace are agriculture and small industries.
Gujrat is situated on the bank of Chenab River, situated about 120 kilometres (75 mi) north of Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province, and 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Prominent nearby locations include Jalalpur Jattan, Jhelum, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, Lalamusa and Bhimber-Azad Kashmir. The city is surrounded by many villages and towns, which supply significant labour to the local market.
Gujrat was founded by Raja Bachhan Pal Gurjar in 460 BC, according to General Cunningham, the British historian.
During the Mughal period, Mughal royalty frequently travelled through the district en-route to Kashmir. King Jahangir,s abdominal organs were taken out and buried in Gujrat.
Shah Daula is the Saint of the City. He Was famous throughout the area when Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji (1595–1644) Sixth Prophet of the Sikhs was passing though Gujrat City Shah Daula had a glimpse of Guru Sahib.
Gujrat produces low-temperature pottery and ceramic goods,hukkas,or water pipe ,artistic handicrafts, flower pots, changairian (made from the leaves of palm and date trees), cotton mates and woolen shawls. Sohni Mahiwal is a famous folk tale of the Punjab region. The heroine of the story, named "Sohni" (a Punjabi word meaning "beautiful"), came from the Gujrat region. She used to meet her lover, Mahinwal, by crossing the Chenab river, sitting on a pitcher. The tale is still told to this day and is an essential part of Punjabi culture.
The anniversary of Kanwan-Wali Sarkar near Karuan Wala Gujrat is celebrated with a fair in August every year. He is known as one of the greatest saints that ever lived. A famous miracle was when water in a well actually turned to milk for a period of time. The well is still there.
Gujrat is Pakistan,s one of the Richest city. Gujrat is also one of the top cities of Pakistan who,s most citizen,s are in foreign cities. A villlage name Mandir is the only village of Pakistan who,s all the residential are living abroad.
Gujrat Has four Nishan-e- Haidar,s. Nishan-e- Haidar is the biggest Military and civil Award of Pakistan.
Gujrat also produce Prime minister, President and Minister,s of Pakistan. In the field of Literature Gujrat is also at top ranks.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah its one very beautiful city of Our Beautiful Pakistan....