A state in northwest India. "Punjab" is a combination of the Persian words 'panj' Five, and 'Äb' Water. Its literal meaning is "The Land of the Five Rivers." The five rivers are the Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej. Louisiana Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (Rep) is a Punjabi from his father's parental lineage. The first Indian in Outer space is a Punjabi - Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma. The Indian state of Punjab was created in 1947, when the Partition of India split the former Raj province of Punjab between India and Pakistan. Punjab is the one and only place in the world were Sikhism is the main faith.