Location: Rawalpindi Pakistan.
Occasion: Holi (Festival of Colours).
Pakistani Hindus are Hindus of full or partial Pakistani descent. The Hindus constitute 1.7% of Pakistan’s population.
After Pakistan gained independence from Britain on 14 August 1947, approximately 6 million of the country’s minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India. Similarly, nearly an equal number of Muslims left India to live in Pakistan. The 1998 census of Pakistan recorded less than 2.5 million Hindus. The overwhelming majority of Hindus in Pakistan are concentrated in the Sindh province.
Banyan, locally knows as Borh, is an important part of the landscape, fiction and life of the Indian sub-continent. It is an important part of rural life; huge Banyan trees spread their wide canopy of wide green leaves over large areas and witness many activities of rural life. A Banyan tree provides a shady playground for kids, a community center for villagers, a sitting and resting place for travellers. It is believed that the name of Banyan tree is derived from the word ‘banya’, which means ‘trader’. In old days, Hindu traders of the Indian sub-continent dominated most of the trade in the region. They used to travel for business purposes and often took rest and do business under this tree. Later, English writers started mentioning Banyan tree as the tree under which Hindu merchants would conduct their business.
Pre-Partition House in Sukho Punjab Pakistan where master Autar Singh used to live.
I will translate this video very soon.
This video is translated in English.
With this video i want to show how badly the historic constructions are taken care of in Pakistan. I wish the government of Pakistan would take notice of this and make sure that Pakistans rich heritage is preserved.
This is SINGH SABHA Gurdwara located in Dualtala Punjab Pakistan.
The date that the Daultala locality was established is unknown, there are a number of historical buildings like the Gurdwara dating back to the early 20th century, and the Government High School for boys dating back to 1926. Other historical evidence is the Gravestones near the High school. That dates back to the year 1700 – or the era before British Raj was established across the sub-continent.
The presence of the Gurdwara shows that a large number of Sikh resided in Daultala and the surrounding areas. These Sikhs were landlords, businessmen and religious scholars. Few good names among teachers are still remembered by the peoples of that age with honour.
No evidence is there about the presence of Hindus in the village, while Muslim were present here in a large number.
The tribes of Daultala include the Syeds, Gujjars, Rajputs (including Chohan Rajput, Bhakral, Baghial, Jatal, Minhas, Bhatti, Janjua Rajput), Mughal, and Awan.
The music I did choose for this video is of: Babu rajab ali ‘s kavishri -sung by lalji bhaike walian da jatha.
The building is also called Mari. There are many Mari’s in Punjab. If someone knows the history of Mari’s then please explain. As far as i know it was built by wealthy Sikhs, Muslims and Hindu’s or anyone who could afford. Some might wonder why i am continuesly focussing on the man with my camera but its because i needed good audio thats why. Looking back i feel i should have taken more pictures of the MARI but still i hope people get the picture how it looks like.