Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sapta Sindhu is the old name of Punjab.

The ancient names of Punjab are;

1. Panch-aal (Sanskrit)
2. Panch-Nadd (Sanskrit)
3. Paenta-Potamia (Greek)
4. Punj-ab (Sanskrit/Persian)

Other related names for "Punjab Area":

1. Sapt Sindhu (Sanskrit - land of seven rivers)
2. Vaheek-Desh (From word 'Vahoona', as in Hall Vahoona, i.e; to work in the field, that means the land of farmers)
3. Madra-Desh (Puranic name. The country northwest of Hindustan)
4. Tak-Desh (Perhaps related to the country around Taksila)

The “Sapta Sindhu” as the name of Punjab region is mentioned in the Rig Veda. The “Sapta Sindhu” means the land of seven rivers.

The seven rivers of “Sapta Sindhu” region are;

1. Saraswati (thought to be the present day Ghaggar)
2. Satadru/Shutadri (Sutlej)
3. Vipasa (Beas)
4. Asikani, Chandrabhaga (Chenab)
5. Iravati (Ravi)
6. Vitasta/Vet (Jhelum)
7. Sindhu (Indus)

The region of Sapta Sindhu is also called as the region of Indus Valley Civilization.

The river Indus was the part of Sapta Sindhu and the region of Sindh, Baluchistan, Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa were the part of Indus Valley Civilization.

Those people claim themselves as Sindhi, Baloch, and Pathan are an alien people on Land of Indus Valley Civilization.

Those people claim themselves as Sindhi in Sind are Arabic background and Baloch background people. They infiltrated and invaded Sind. In a matter of fact, original inhabitants of Sindh were Sammat. At present Sammat are under the political, social, and economic domination of Arabic background and Baloch background people.

Those people claim themselves as Baloch in Baluchistan are Kurdish background people. They infiltrated and invaded Baluchistan. In a matter of fact, original inhabitants of Baluchistan were Brohi. At present Brahvis are under the political, social, and economic domination of Kurdish background people.

Those people claim themselves as Pathan in Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa are Afghan background people. They infiltrated and invaded Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa. In a matter of fact, original inhabitants of Khyber Pukhtoon Khawa were Hindko. At present Hindko are under the political, social, and economic domination of Afghan background people.

The original Punjab region is now divided into several units:

1. West Punjab (now in Pakistan).

2. The area up to the eastern Afghanistan such as the Gandhara/Kandahar region.

3. The Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

4. The Indian Union territory of Chandigarh.

5. The regions of Kashmir and Jammu.

6. The regions of Sindh and Baluchistan have also been historically associated with the original Punjab region. (The region of Sapta Sindhu, also called as the region of Indus Valley Civilization).