and leaves an expensive and great salt behind it. The ancient seabeds inside these mountains ,where this noble and rare thing is mined were once lava covered and lava created a natural barrier that has prevented the salt from toxins and other pollutants . And because of natural barriers plenty of people believe that this is the purest salt on this Earth. Although we can say that the evaporated sea gifted the pink salt to the Earth about 800 million years ago but to hundreds of years ,no one didn’t emphasize on it until the great Alexander found it , however there was time on the earth when the price of salt was on its peak,and it was very expensive, you can guess its price that in 2200 b.c chinese rulers puts tax on salt, the ruler of Rome Jolisezer gave salary to his army in the form salt ,in latin the salt is called cell and at that time that word was called salarii and with the passage of time that saalaarii turns into salary and this is how salary is connected to salt , Even Elephants were bought and sold through salt in India and servants was sold through salt by greece people and because of expensiveness of salt ,people of that time also bought food from salt [3] .so that time was the” time of salt” on this Earth

So let’s talk about how horses and the Alexander is connected to the salt .when the Alexander the great started his mission to conquer the whole world. he fought to many battles and gathers many victories .but one of his most dominant victory is the battle with raja Porus ,that battle is not only famous because elephants took part in this and raja Porus gaves very tough time to the Alexander but also because before this battle Alexander found the current Himalayan salt mountain.when before battle ,he puts his army for rest in a palace ,whose current name is Khewra and the horses started licking the mountain , the soldiers become very shocked and one of the soldier also lick the mountain and as a result he tasted the salt and also when the ailing horses recovered by just licking the salt ,then some of the soldiers related all the story to Alexander and this how the Himalayan mountain was found [3] .

It is very difficult to cut pink salt because it is very hard and we can’t cut this using mechanical tools like hammer ,screw driver and etc so at the time of Alexander there wasn’t such machinery which craft the salt into the desired shape,so he left that mountain but the local raja of that palace bought the himalayan mountains and with the passage of time that mountain accumulated in the premises of Mughal empire and Mughals traded salt in various markets, as far as central Asia and after the decline of Mughal emperor sikh becomes the owner of Khewra salt mine and first sikh salt mine owner was Hari singh nalwa [4] and after sometime from 1872 the british had taken control over the sikhs territory and because it was a salt deposit and was a mineral so it catches the eye of british government and then they started the project of further