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The Sutlej, also known as Satluj, is the longest of the five rivers of Punjab (five waters) that flows through Northern India, with its source in Tibet near Mount Kailash. It receives the Beas River in the state of Punjab, India and continues into Pakistan to join Chenab river to form Panjnad river which furthur joins Indus river at Mithankot. Sutlej was known as Shatadru or Sutudri to Indians in Vedic period and Zaradros to Greeks. Punjab, 1903 Punjab Province, 1909 The Punjab (Meaning: Land of five Rivers) (also Panjab, Gurmukhi: ਪੰਜਾਬ, Shahmukhi: پنجاب) is a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan. ... Tibet (Tibetan: བོད་, Bod, pronounced pö in Lhasa dialect; Chinese: 西藏, pinyin: Xīzàng; older spelling Thibet) is a region in Central Asia and the home of the Tibetan people. ... Mount Kailash (also Mount Kailas, Kailasa or Kangrinbogê Feng 30. ... The Beas River runs through the Northwestern Indian provinces of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab. ... Punjab, 1903 Punjab Province, 1909 The Punjab (Meaning: Land of five Rivers) (also Panjab, Gurmukhi: ਪੰਜਾਬ, Shahmukhi: پنجاب) is a region straddling the border between India and Pakistan. ... The Chenab River rises in the Himalayan ranges of Kashmir and flows through the plains of the Punjab, forming the boundary between the Rechna and the Jech Doabs. ... The Panjnad river (panj = five, nadi = river) is a river formed by successive confluence of the five rivers of Punjab, namely Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas and Sutlej. ... The Indus is a river; the Indus River. ... Mithankot (a. ...

The waters of the river are allocated to India under the Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan. At present, most of its water is diverted to irrigation canals and used up in India. [1]Bhakra-Nangal dam is a huge multipurpose dam on the river.

There is substantial evidence to indicate that Sutlej was once an important tributary of the Sarasvati river, instead of the Indus river. Due to some natural tectonic convulsion of earth, Sutlej changed its course to join the Beas river. This resulted in drying of Saraswati, desertification of Cholistan and Sind, and abandonment of numerous ancient human settlements along the Saraswati river. The Hindu Vedas mention a river named Sarasvatī. In Sanskrit saras means a pool or water body, and vatī (from vnt-ī, the female form of the -vant suffix) means she having lots of pools. Sarasvati was the biggest and most important of the seven holy rivers of the Rig Veda. ... Cholistan is a desert located in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. ...

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AllRefer.com - Sutlej (South Asia Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia (167 words)
The combined stream, the Panjnad, channels the collected waters of all five rivers of the Punjab into the Indus River.
The Sutlej is extensively used for irrigation; many large canals branch from it.
Until the Sikh Wars in the 1840s, the Sutlej was the border between the Sikh and British spheres of influence.
PUNJAB - LoveToKnow Article on PUNJAB (6394 words)
Geographically the Punjab is the triangular tract of country of which the Indus and the Sutlej to their confluence form the two sides, the base being the lower Himalaya bills between those two rivers; but the British province now includee a large tract outside those boundaries.
The country between the Sutlej and the Beas is called the Jullundur Doab; it includes the districts of Jullundur and Hoshiarpur.
It was during the events which brought Baber, the first of the Mogul dynasty, to the throne, that the sect of the Sikhs was founded by Nanak; and it was under the persecution of Aurangzeb that they were raised into a nation of warriors by Govind Singh, the tenth and last of the gurus.
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