Q. In the olden days, Punjab was known by which of the following name?

[A] Garta

[B] Dvigatta

[C] Trigarta

[D] Ravi

Answer: C

Explanation: Trigarta:

  • In the olden days, Punjab was known as Trigarta.
  • It was a kingdom as mentioned in the ancient scripture Mahabharata.
  • Mahabharata talks about two different Trigarta kingdoms–one towards the west near the Sivi Kingdom and the second north to the Kuru Kingdom.
  • Trigarta is the territory surrounding Satluj, Beas, and Ravi rivers.
  • It is believed that the Trigarta kings were allies of the antagonist Duryodhana.
  • They had attacked the Virata kingdom when the Pandavas were living there in anonymity.

Source: ForumIAS