Beas, Punjab

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This article is about the town located in the Amritsar district in Eastern Punjab. For the river, see Beas River.
Beas
ਬਿਆਸ
Beas
town
Punjab
Beas
Beas
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°31′00″N 75°17′20″E / 31.51655°N 75.28897°E / 31.51655; 75.28897Coordinates: 31°31′00″N 75°17′20″E / 31.51655°N 75.28897°E / 31.51655; 75.28897
Country  India
State Punjab
District Amritsar
Languages
 • Official Punjabi (Gurmukhi)
 • Regional Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 143201[1]

Beas (Punjabi: ਬਿਆਸ) is a riverfront town in the Amritsar district in the Eastern Punjab (India). Beas lies on the banks of the Beas River.

Geography[edit]

Beas is centered (approx.) at 31°31′00″N 75°17′20″E / 31.51667°N 75.28889°E / 31.51667; 75.28889.[2] It located on the National Highway no. 1 (from Kolkata to Afghanistan), in the Amritsar district in Indian Punjab. The nearest city is Kapurthala (24 km or 15 mi) to the southwest. The holy as well as historical city of the Amritsar (41 km or 25 mi) lies to its northwest and Jalandhar (38 km) to its southeast.

Radha Soami[edit]

It is the headquarters of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The town known as Dera Baba Jaimal Singh is located in the east. Every year, millions of Radha Soami followers travel to Beas to attend satsangs (discourses) often held at the Dera for weeks at a time.
There is a famous Radhasoami Charitable Hospital also, which was constructed in the 80s by the Radhasoami Society. Since its inauguration, it has served countless patients. Annual optometry clinics are held at the hospital where hundreds of patients with eye-related problems, especially those suffering from cataracts, are treated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PIN codes of Amritsar district". www.whereincity.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Beas, Amritsar, Punjab". www.maplandia.com. Retrieved 21 January 2012. 

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