Payal, India

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Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°44′11″N 76°03′59″E / 30.7363°N 76.0665°E / 30.7363; 76.0665Coordinates: 30°44′11″N 76°03′59″E / 30.7363°N 76.0665°E / 30.7363; 76.0665
Country  India
State Punjab
District Ludhiana
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,267
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 141416
Telephone code 01628
Vehicle registration PB-55

Payal is an city in Ludhiana district in the Punjab, India.

Lord Krishna with Gopi's
Ancient Wall Painting on Shiva Temple
Ancient Wall Painting
Central roof painting
Ancient roof painting
Ancient wall painting
Ancient Shiva Temple painting


As of 2001 India census,[1] Payal had a population of 7267. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Payal has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 63%. In Payal, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


A payal is an Indian accessory, traditionally worn by women, on their feet. It's intricacies differ from region to region across the country. Originally made of gold or silver, they have changed over time to accommodate the trends and are also found made of threads of different fibers, plastic and leather.

While originally they were made of only pure metals, with intricate designs carved in them, or 'filigri' work, they are also found with semi-precious and precious stones embedded in them. They would also have tiny bells hanging from them, that made a sound as the wearer moved.



  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.