The culture of Punjabi encompasses the spoken language, literature, written, cuisine, science, mailitary warfare, technology, traditions, architecture, sacrifices, values and history of the punjabi people native to the northern part of the Indian subcontinent.
THE LAND OF FIVE RIVERS
Punjabi is called the land of five Rivers_’Punj’ means five and ‘ab’ means water. Beas, sutluj, chenab, Ravi and Jhelum are the five rivers that flow in this divide it into there major parts called Doaba, Majha and malwa. The River make the quite fertile, which which is why the state gives the entire country a good harvest. When you visit, you’ll surely find a number of agricultural fields blooming with sugarcane, maize, barley and others cereal crops.
CUISINE OF PUNJAB
Distinctively Punjabi cuisine is known for its rich, buttery flavours along with the extensive vegetarian and meat dishes. Main dishes include sarhon da saag(a stew whose main ingudient is mustard greens) and makki di roti (flatbreads made with cornmeal).
The statue has milk in abundance, and thus milk products are a port of everyday meals-buttermilk and curd being essentials. They prefer their food to be spiey and full of ghee. A typical Pinjabi breakfast consists of paraunthas stuffed with different vegetables like potato, cauliflower, onion, radish, or even cottage cheese with large glass of buttermilk.
Certain non-begetarian dishes are also poplar like roghan josh, tandoori chicken, karahi chicken, and chicken tikka, which are generally accompained with naan, phulka, puri or rice.While at a punjabi restaurant,you can also choose from other food items like shahi paneer, rajma,dal makhni, rao ki kheer, along with papad and various milk sweets.chhole-kulche is yet another punjabi delicacy, best enjoyed in Amritsar.
TRADITIONAL PUNJABI WEAR
Just like this colourful state, the people here like to dress in vibrant colour. As there’s a huge Sikh population, you’ll find a lot of man wearing turbans (locally called pagg) in different styles.Traditionally, men used to wear kurta and tehmat (a baggy pajama made of cotton or silk), which has now been replaced with kurta-pajama .The women folk used to wear ghaghra (a long skirt)and kameez (a long top), along with a waistcoat, but now they tent to wear salwar suite, with different varieties of salwar (like churidar and patiala). The salwar suit is also accompained with a dupatta which comes in vivid colors and phulkari embroidery,
PUNJABI DANCE AND MUSIC
Punjabi music is full of passion and exuberance. The songs are melodious as well as energetic. The music of Punjab is becoming popular all over the world and is being in quite a lot of Bollywood movies these day,true essence of the culture lines in its folk music.It comprises of simple instruments, such as Dhol and Dholak, played in sync with Punjabi Boliyan. You can enjoy Punjabi weddings, family functions or festivals.
The Punjab love to dance. Bhangra is the most famous of all dance forms here, performed mainly by men. Giddha is another dance practiced mainly by Punjabi women. Loud drumming and hooting is often seen during Punjabi dance. Kikli,sammi, jhumar and gatka are some other folk dances which u get to see here.
ARTS AND CRAFTS OF PUNJAB
Punjab art and craft are described as an expression or creation of something attractive especially in visual forms. It comes in different decorative handicrafts and designs. It is popularly known in the different because of its associated beauty and quality.Punjab has a unique embroidery technique known as phulkari, often seen on dupattas. These dupattas make for beautiful souvenirs that you must buy during your visit.worn as a scarf of stole,and they can make any outfit look colorful and elegant.
COSTOMS AND TRADITIONSCOSTOMS AND TRADITIONS
The traditional dress of men in Punjab is kurta-pajama with turban and women wear lehenga-kurta as their traditional dress along with Patiala suite… Wearing a turban is its style and is compulsory for all Sikhs.
FESTIVALS OF PUNJAB
The Sikhs celebrate Baisakhi, one of the the most celebrated festivals of Punjab by bathing in the holy river and visiting the Gurudwaras, where they take part in the prayers help during the day. Baisakhi gets everyone into the festive mood, and people like to dance their heart out.
POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Here are the top destinations in Amritsar Golden Temple, Jallainwala Bagh, Akal Takht,Tara Taran Sahib,Maharaja Ranjit singh Panorama,Wagah Border, Maharaja Ranjit singh Museum and Rambagh Golden.