Original Names of eight popular cities of south India.

Original Names of eight popular cities of south India.

Have you ever wondered what might be the original names of some of the cities in south India? India with its diverse heritage and long precedent history has many unique old names for some of the cities n south India.

Below list mentions some of the old names of not so popular cities.

 

 Krishna River

Garthapuri     :  Sanskrit Origin

 

Meaning       : Place surrounded by Ponds

 

Gunta –uru    :Telugu Origin

 

Meaning       : Pond Village.

 

 Temple

Prajnapuram    : Sanskrit Origin

 

Meaning        :  City of wisdom and consciousness.

 



 

 Shirdi Sai

Dhee Sila Nagaram

 

Seela Adi Nagaram,

      

Meaning      : Foot of Prosperity.

 

 

 sangam

Gandharvapura

 

Meaning      : Gandharvas + Pura, city of Gandharvas celestial singers.

 



Map

Vayasapuram

 

Kakinadam

 

Kokanadam

 

Kaka : Sanskrit word for crow and a place with hills touching the sea.

 

Nadam : State, Nation or Country.

 

Papikondalau

Rajamahendravaram

 

 Gokak Falls

Venugrama, Velugrama    : Sanskrit Origin

 

Meaning       : Bamboo Village.

 



 Penchalkona Falls

Brihat Sila Kona     : Large Rock Place.

 

Penu Sila Kona      : Twisted Rock Place (Telugu)

 

 

 

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