The state of Punjab, located in the northwest segment of India, is at once identified as the area of five rivers. In case, the country got its title from the names ‘Punj‘, which involves five, and ‘aab‘, which involves water, thus the word ‘Punjab’ commonly meaning five drinks of water. Those five streams that flow the inventive lands of Punjab have their source from several small lakes in the powerful Himalayas. Being supported by the melted water of Himalayas, the streams have a constant origin of water all ended the year.


The river Satluj processes with it at Harike in Tarn Taran district. Chenab river and Satluj river combined near Pakistan. The combination of these two rivers is called the Panjnad river. Indus river and Panjnad river combines in Bahawalpur city in Pakistan. The whole range of Satluj is quite 1500 Km. Punjab fastest river is Satluj. Bhakra Dam is an identity of the large dams in India and the second greatest resources in India is Gobind Sagar Lake. It measures water storehouse capacity.

2.  Beas :

Beas is called Arjikiya in Vedas and old-fashioned name in Sanskrit is Vipasa. Beas river begins from Beas Kund in Himalaya areas in Himachal Pradesh. The whole part of the river is around 470 Km and stops by following with river Sutlej at Harike in Tarn Taran district of Punjab. Pong dam and Pandoh dam are both main barriers built on this river.

3. Chenab:

This river is identified in Vedas is Askani and its Sanskrit is Chandrabahga. It begins in the  Lahaul and Spiti range of Himachal Pradesh. It starts flows through Jammu region in Jammu and Kashmir state and enters into Punjab state in Pakistan. The river seems not to flow into today’s state of Punjab in India. The intact area of this stream is approximately 960 Km. The  Jhelum river closes it at Trimmu and then river Ravi combines it near Ahmedpur Sial.

4. Jhelum :

The language ‘Sanskrit’ and ‘Vedic’ title of Jhelum are Vitasta.  The river ‘Jhelum’ starts in Verinag Spring from Jammu and Kashmir. The point is located in Verinag, approximately 80 Km travel from Srinagar. It is the westernmost of the five members of Punjab and is water of Chenab river. The stream runs in Jammu and Kashmir and then ends in Punjab.

5.  Ravi:

Vedic signature of Ravi is Purushini and its title is Iravati in Sanskrit. The river Ravi starts in the region of Himachal Pradesh in Kangra. It starts flows from Pathankot in Punjab.  It flows around northwestern India and eastern Pakistan. It claims for a whole range of around 720 Km and finally reaches by meeting with Chenab river near Ahmadpur Sial town in Pakistan.


The land of “five rivers” Punjab is one between the extremely productive areas on Earth. The Punjab area is generally assigned to as the “food bowl” of both India and Pakistan. Wheat, Maize, Bajra, Barley, Paddy, Cotton and Sugarcane are the chief crops of Punjab.