This website is dedicated to the concept of a common, shared (‘Saanjh’) Punjabi culture.
Despite the processes of history and politics which have undermined the unity across the region, including the partition of Punjab in 1947 as well as other movements to privilege religious over other identities of belonging, Saanjh Punjab intends to highlight various aspects of shared practices across East and West Punjab which span India and Pakistan.
Dresses reflects the shared rich culture which both East and West Punjab have. Culture of East and West Punjab is never complete without its dresses and food. Shadi de Kapray (bridal wear) is the clothing worn by a bride during wedding ceremony. Traditionally Punjabi brides use to wear red colour dress during the wedding ceremony but mostly colour depends on the religion and culture of the wedding participants. Traditional Anarkali are referred to be formal dresses of the old times of mughals.
Spiritual Punjabi Text
Sri Guru Granth Sahib
The Guru Granth Sahib was first compiled by the Fifth Sikh Guru, Arjan Dev, in 1604 in the city of Amritsar. Its second and last version was the handiwork of Guru Gobind Singh, and it was finalized at Damdama Sahib in the year 1705. He added the hymns of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, the Ninth Master, and a couplet of his own to the volume wrought a century earlier.
Hazrat Baba Farid
Baba Farid has been honoured by the Gurus of Sikhism by his verses being collected and compiled in the Sikh holy Guru Granth Sahib under the chapter Farid’s Sayings by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Baba Farid’s verses have been collected in the holy book Guru Granth Sahib (normally referred to as Gurbani) under the chapter Farid’s sayings by Guru Nanak Dev Ji.