ETYMOLOGY OF NORTHERN INDIA
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Etymology of North Indian States –
The Guide to Indian Tourism will make you understand the Etymology of North India States. It is Our Motive.In fact The learning of Etymology inherits to learn the Culture and General aptitude of the inhabitants.
The etymology of Northern India states is related mainly to the Indian History and Hinduism. The names of the region are often derived from Sanskrit Literature. Most importantly the every Indian state or region has its literary meaning.
The history reveals that the varied regions had their own name. It is only after the Independence of that most of these regions formed a state. These states were also named according to the Etymology.
Guide to Indian tourism provides you the list of the states under Northern India. Further a separate list of regions is provided with 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
Sanskrit and Pali
The word is derived from the Sanskrit and Pali word Vihara, meaning ‘Abode’. Probably the word is significantly used for the Buddhist Monks, who used to live here.
Found from works of 1100 CE Apabhramasha writer Vibudh Shridhar, meaning “ Abode of God “
Name by one of the great Sanskrit Scholar Acharya Diwakar Dutt. The word means in the lap of Himalya.
Jammu and Kashmir
Land having valleys near Himalayas in North.
The Central Point of India.
Derived from the word “panca-nada”, which literally means the land covered by 5 No of rivers, namely Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, and Beas.
The Land of Rajas.
State of Land in Northern Part of India.
It is the part of the Land on Northern India.
Union Terittory of Chandigarh.
The abode of Hindu Goddess Chandi, demon destroying Goddess.