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