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.
- Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
Garthapuri : Sanskrit Origin
Meaning : Place surrounded by Ponds
Gunta –uru :Telugu Origin
Meaning : Pond Village.
- Akkalakot, Maharashtra
Prajnapuram : Sanskrit Origin
Meaning : City of wisdom and consciousness.
- Shiradi, Maharashtra
Dhee Sila Nagaram
Seela Adi Nagaram,
Meaning : Foot of Prosperity.
- Ganagapura , Karnataka
Meaning : Gandharvas + Pura, city of Gandharvas celestial singers.
- Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
Kaka : Sanskrit word for crow and a place with hills touching the sea.
Nadam : State, Nation or Country.
- Rajamundry , Andhrapradesh
- Belgaum, Karnataka
Venugrama, Velugrama : Sanskrit Origin
Meaning : Bamboo Village.
- Penchalakona , Andhra Pradesh
Brihat Sila Kona : Large Rock Place.
Penu Sila Kona : Twisted Rock Place (Telugu)