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Area

: 50,362 sq Km

Capital : Chandigarh
Language : Punjabi
Districts : 17
Population :24,358,999 (2001 census)
Literacy  : 57.14%
 State Bird - Eastern GoShawk baaz  State Animal - Black Buck  State Flower -  State Tree - Shisham
The word "Punjab" is made up of two Persian words 'Panj' and 'Aab'. Panj means five and Aab means water. This name was probably  given to this land possibly in an era when this region came into close contact with Persia. The Punjab was known as land of five rivers because of the five rivers that ran through it. They are Indus, Ravi, Beas, Sutlaj and Ghaggar. Prior to Persian period this region was known by different names at different times. Probably, at the height of its glory it was known as Sapta Sindhu, land of the seven rivers, namely Sindhu (Indus), Vitasta (Jehlum), Asuhi (chenab), Purshin (Ravi), Vipasa (Beas), Satadru (Sutleg) and Saruri (Saraswati). The last one is a dried up stream now and its traces are found in the present seasonal streams that flow near Pehowa in Haryana. During Greek occupation, the territory had shrunk into the area covering the five rivers.
Major Cities

Amritsar
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Chandigarh
 Bathinda
 Hoshiarpur
 
 
News

People of Punjab

Know more about Punjab Customs, People and Rituals

 
Fairs & Festivals

 
Colourful Punjab
 

The Gay and vivacious Punjabi's are very fond of fairs and festivals and almost every fortnight there is a fair or a festival in one part of the state or the other..

Festivals
Fairs
Festival Calendar
 

Punjab, literally meaning 'The land of five Rivers' is one of India's most beautiful states. It is the location of the world's first and oldest civilization- the Indus Valley Civilization..

Amritsar Jalandhar
Ludhiana Chandigarh
Arts of Punjab

 
 

Music and dance are deep rooted in Punjabi life. The Desert land comes alive when it stage for performance. Most of the Punjabi Folk arts are linked to either region or Festival. Folk dances of Punjab has been classified according to the three natural division of the region - hilly, desert and eastern plain including Shekhawati. read more

Folk Drama

The folk-drama of the Punjab-religious and seculars read more..

 
Folk Dance

Punjab folk dances- a mirror to the characteristic Punjabi manliness

Folk Music

The real spirit of a folk-song rests not only in its text but also in its tune.

About Punjab

Punjab is the largest state in the Indian Union. Geographically, the land of Punjab is more varied than any other region. It is a region of lofty rocks, rolling sand dunes, of burning heat and freezing cold, of fertile plains and deep wild glens and jungles.

Punjab History
Economy
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Government Directory
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Craft

Punjab has a rich tradition of its colourful handicrafts. more


Cuisine of Punjab, is an exotic mixture of nature's very best. More......

   
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