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PRINCIPALITY OF PATIALA
Princely States of Punjab (Eastern), Present-day Punjab
17 Gun Salute
Area: 15, 390 sq.km
Acceded to the Union of India on August 20, 1948
History: Claiming descent from Jaisal, founder of the State of Jaisalmer in 1156, the founder of the Sikh dynasty, Phul, was Chaudhri (Governor) of a country located at the south east of Dihli. Phul's descendants founded 3 States: Patiala, Jind and Nabha. In 1763, the Emir of Afghanistan awarded the Chaudhri the dignity of Raja."
The Principality of Patiala has a rectangular flag with seven equally wide horizontal stripes, red - green - yellow - red - yellow - green - red; the arms are placed at the fly-side; towards the hoist a sabre, placed vertically and between the arms and the sabre a black shield with five small white disks; the sabre has a yellow hilt and a white blade; the arms are covering the five central stripes.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 26 January 2003
image by António Martins