From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Pañcanada literally means ‘the land of five rivers’.
The country Madradeśa or Araṭṭa was called Pañcanāda since the Sindhu and its five tributaries flowed through it. They are:
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 is situated here. The temple of Viśvamukhi houses the goddess.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore