SUTLEJ , a
See also:river of India, one of the " Five
See also:Rivers " of the
See also:Punjab . It rises E.S.E. of the Manasarowar lakes in
See also:Tibet, at an
See also:elevation of about 15,200 ft., threads its way through the gorges of the Himalayas with heights of 20,000 ft. on either side, crosses
See also:Bashahr and the
See also:hill states, and enters the
See also:district of Hoshiarpur . Thence it flows through the plains of the Punjab, receives the
See also:Beas in
See also:Kapurthala state, and joins the
See also:Chenab near Madwala . From that point the whole river bears the name of Panjnad (" five rivers ") until it falls into the
See also:Indus near Mithankot after a course of 900 m . In the
See also:time of Ranjit Singh the Sutlej formed the boundary
See also:line between the
See also:Sikh and British dominions, and the Sikh states south of the river still bear the title of Cis-Sutlej . The Sutlej supplies two systems of irrigation
See also:works: the
See also:hind canal, which draws off the whole of the
See also:season supply of the Sutlej at
See also:Rupar, too m. above its junction with the Beas; and the inundation canals of the Upper and
See also:Lower Sutlej,
See also:Ferozepur and
See also:Bahawalpur, which come below the junction .
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