Beas

Beas (bēˈäs) [key], river, 250 mi (402 km) long, rising in the Himalayas and flowing generally SW through the fertile Kulu Valley of Himachal Pradesh and the Shiwalik Range to join the Sutlej River, S of Amritsar, N India. One of the "five rivers" of the Punjab, the Beas marked the eastern limit of Alexander the Great's invasion of India in 326 B.C.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Beas from Fact Monster:

  • Bea Arthur - Biography of Bea Arthur, Though she was successful on stage and in films, Bea Arthur was best known for her roles on two ground-breaking television sitcoms, Maude an…
  • Punjab - Punjab Punjab [Pers.,=five rivers], historic region in the NW of the Indian subcontinent. Since ...
  • Jalandhar - Jalandhar Jalandhar or Jullundur, city (1991 pop. 509,510), Punjab state, NW India. Jalandhar is ...
  • Thar Desert - Thar Desert Thar Desert or Great Indian Desert,extensive arid region, c.500 mi (800 km) long and ...
  • Sutlej - Sutlej Sutlej , longest of the five rivers of the Punjab, c.900 mi (1,450 km) long, rising in the ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: South Asia Physical Geography