Etymology of Western Indian States-
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Most Importantly The learning of Etymology inherits the Culture and General aptitude of the inhabitants.
In fact the etymology of western Indian states relates to the Indian History and Hinduism. Consequently the names of the region are often derived from Sanskrit Literature. Henceforth every Indian state or region has its literary meaning.
Understandably The history reveals that the varied regions have name. In fact It is only after the Independence that most of these regions together formed state. Thereafter these states were named according to the Etymology.
Guide to Indian tourism provides you the list of the states under Western India. Furthermore a separate list of regions provides the historic details of the region and their etymologies. Obviously to make you understand the Indian History and Hinduism from the root level.
Name of state
During th Period of Mahbhartha, the region is described as Gomantak, the fertile land ( 1000- 500 BC). However Portuguese gave, Goa, its name. Some cite it with the History of Parushram, also. On 19th Dcember, 1961, Indian Army under the operation Vijay forced the Portuguese to finally leave Goa. However in 1987,Goa finally acquired the Position of a Statehood.
The word is derived from the Sanskrit word Gurjaradesa, meaning “the Land of Gurjaras”, who ruled on this region along with Rajasthan . ( 8th Century CE to 9th CE ) till the advent of the Mughals. The Gujra was officially formed on 1st May, 1960. However the Idea was first Floated IN 1928, in a magazine, called Kumar.
The name is supposed to be first Originated from, Rathi, meaning, Chariot Driver . In 7th Century the Chinese Traveler, Huan Tsang, refeers the name. In Ancient times, it ws also called as, ‘Dandakaranya’. The State was officially formed on 1st May, 1960.
The word means the, ‘ The Land of Rajas ‘. The state was officially formed on 30th March 1949.