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Pañcanada literally means ‘the land of five rivers’.
 
Pañcanada literally means ‘the land of five rivers’.
  
The country Madradeśa or Araṭṭa was called Pañcanāda<ref>Pañca means five.</ref><ref>Nada means river.</ref> since the Sindhu<ref>Sindhu means Indus river.</ref> and its five tributaries flowed through it. They are:
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The country Madradeśa or Araṭṭa was called Pañcanāda<ref>Pañca means five.</ref><ref>Nada means river.</ref> since the [[Sindhu]]<ref>[[Sindhu]] means Indus river.</ref> and its five tributaries flowed through it. They are:
 
# Satadru - Sutlej
 
# Satadru - Sutlej
# Vipāśā - Beas
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# [[Vipāśā]] - Beas
# Irāvatī - Rāvi
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# [[Irāvatī]] - Rāvi
 
# Candrabhāgā - Chenab
 
# Candrabhāgā - Chenab
# Vitastā - Jhelum
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# [[Vitastā]] - Jhelum
  
It roughly corresponds to the modern Punjab of both India and Pakistan. A demon Jalandhara had his capital here. He was later killed by Lord Śiva. One of the 51 Śaktipīṭhas<ref>Śaktipīṭhas means the places sacred to the Divine Mother.</ref> is situated here. The temple of Viśvamukhi houses the goddess.
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It roughly corresponds to the modern Punjab of both India and Pakistan. A demon Jalandhara had his capital here. He was later killed by Lord [[Śiva]]. One of the 51 Śaktipīṭhas<ref>Śaktipīṭhas means the places sacred to the Divine Mother.</ref> is situated here. The temple of Viśvamukhi houses the goddess.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
  
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]
 
[[Category:Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism]]

Latest revision as of 21:37, 17 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pancanada, PaJcanada, Paycanada


Pañcanada literally means ‘the land of five rivers’.

The country Madradeśa or Araṭṭa was called Pañcanāda[1][2] since the Sindhu[3] and its five tributaries flowed through it. They are:

  1. Satadru - Sutlej
  2. Vipāśā - Beas
  3. Irāvatī - Rāvi
  4. Candrabhāgā - Chenab
  5. Vitastā - Jhelum

It roughly corresponds to the modern Punjab of both India and Pakistan. A demon Jalandhara had his capital here. He was later killed by Lord Śiva. One of the 51 Śaktipīṭhas[4] is situated here. The temple of Viśvamukhi houses the goddess.


References

  1. Pañca means five.
  2. Nada means river.
  3. Sindhu means Indus river.
  4. Śaktipīṭhas means the places sacred to the Divine Mother.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore