Chenab : The River Of Romance

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26 Jan, 2008

Background Song: Sun Vanjhli Di Mithri Taan Ve by Madam Noor Jahan (Heer Ranjha 1970)

The word Chenab is a formulation of the words Chen which means moon and ab which means river. So literally it means Moon River?
Chenab River is formed as the glacial melt of the snow topped Upper Himalayas in the Jammu and Kashmir region. It enters Pakistan near the Sialkot district and then flows through the Punjab plain. It flows between the cities of Gujrat and Sialkot until it meets River Jhelum at Trimmu. A little further down, it is joined by River Ravi. Then Sutlej River joins Chenab at Uch Sharif. At this point it is called Punjnad (or literally Five Rivers). This confluence of Rivers finally joins Indus River at Mithankot which ofcourse flows downstream to Arabian Ocean.