Hinduism in Punjab

Hinduism In Punjab

Hinduism in Punjab

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Punjabi Hindus are a group of people that follow the Hindu religion and have their roots in the erstwhile joint ancient Panjab region. Today they are distributed in most parts of the northern India and in some parts of western India like Mumbai. In India, most of the Punjabi Hindus are concentrated in Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Delhi. There has also been continuous migration of Punjabi Hindus to western world countries like USA, Canada and UK.

The oldest Hindu texts such as the Vedas, Upanishads and Mahabharata were composed in Punjab or nearby region. The Hindus of Punjab have been there for much more time than the Muslims, although later most turned to Sikhism. In fact, Punjabi Hindus can trace their roots from the time of the Vedas. Many modern day cities in Indian Punjab and Pakistan Punjab are still named from that period like Lahore etc. Former Prime ministers of India I.K. Gujral and Gulzari Lal Nanda are Punjabi Hindus. Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev and Great Indian scientist Hargobind Khorana are also Punjabi Hindus.Punjabi Hindus have their unique culture which resembles in some ways very closely to the culture of Sikhs and also differs in lot of other ways. They usually have a very liberal lifestyle and are famous for their lavish wedding parties. They are mostly in trade and commerce but some also work as peasants in Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. Like other Hindus, they are also divided into castes. The most common castes are Khatri...
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