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Jaglot is the city of gilgit. Gilgit is a sub-district, tehsil, and cantonment town of Azad Kashmir with a population of over 1 million inhabitants. It is also the headquarters of the Gilgit Agency, which is part of the region’s administrative setup. Situated on the banks of the Indus River in Pakistan’s Northern Areas, Gilgit is flanked by the disputed region of PoK on its west and Tibet on its north. Pakistan annexed Gilgit from India in 1949 and declared it as its territory. It comprises various districts: Gilgit, Diamir, Shigar, Astore and Kotli.

The population of Gilgit and the other Gilgit districts has increased due to migration and the natural increase since the 1950s. Many people in these districts are highly educated and are employed in government agencies or private sector jobs. The local language is , also known as or . The people generally practice Sunni Islam but there are also Shia and Buddhist populations among them. The area has been experiencing political unrest since the late 1960s, which has caused many people to move out. However, the locals have been fighting for their rights against China’s rule over parts of this region since 1959.

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The term ‘jaglot’ refers to a mix of styles and techniques used to create art in the jaglot style. The term ‘jaglot’ is derived from Jagat which means creation in Sanskrit. Thus, ‘jaglot’ refers to an artistic style created by a group of people united under one idea- creation! Jagloters are known for their creativity and strong work ethic. They practice austerities (self-discipline) and are therefore concentrated when creating their art objects. They chant while creating their pieces and use colors derived from pure minerals found in their region of origin (Punjab). They also add artistic embellishments to existing designs found in Punjab pottery such as crescents, bells, and stars.

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Taxila Museum

History Taxila Museum) is located in Taxila, Punjab, Pakistan. The museum houses an important and extensive collection of Gandharan art from the 1st century AD to his 7th century AD. Most


History Takht-i-Bahi is an Indo-Parthian section of an old Buddhist lamasery in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. The station is

History Dharmarajika Stupa, also known as the Great Taxila Stupa, is a Buddhist stupa located near Attock, Pakistan. Founded in

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