What’s in a name? A brief guide to the words that define the city
Here’s a brief guide on some of the most popular and colourful terms used in India.
They include: lambo – a lambo, the large green tree, a small tree with white branches that forms a crescent shape on a flat ground.
lal- lambo lal means lily or a lily, the flower of the lily.
bharat – the name for the region of the country, or the state of Uttar Pradesh, a term often used to describe a large state or region.
bhuj – the city in which a place is situated.
bhiwandi – the capital of Karnataka, a region that is considered to be part of the larger state of Madhya Pradesh.
rajnath – the state where the BJP is the ruling party, a reference to the fact that the party has a strong presence in the capital.
bhangra – a small town located in the south of the state.
bhavnagar – a town located on the banks of the Brahmaputra river.
ramesh – the town in the state bordering the state and bordering Uttar Pradesh.
gopnath- gopna, literally “small town” – is the name of the town.
bhatnagar-bhatnagar – the towns of Gopnagar and Bhavnaggarh, bordering Bihar.
chakpur – the village in the northeastern state of Bihar.
gharwad – the hill town in Bihar.
prakash – the area around the state capital, New Delhi.
lokhara – a hill village located near the border with Pakistan.
dakshina – a city in eastern India.
karnataka – a state in the northeast that borders the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
jharkhand – a region in the Indian northwest.
raja – a mountain or peak in the Himalayan region, the highest point in the world.
bhakt – a district in Bihar where the state has a sizeable Muslim population.
darsana – the title of the ancient Hindu holy city of Mahabharata, the epic tale of the life of the god Vishnu.
hart – a name for a particular place, a specific period, a particular period in time.
maithili – the word for the name, the name given to the god Maithili in Sanskrit.
hariyat – a Hindu term for the Hindu holy book, the Vedas.
hindu – the term for a person, a family, or a community of people.
dharmesh – a term for Hinduism, the world religion.
parshad – a village located in Bihar, a name given by the ancient Greeks to the land where the city of Parshad was founded.
dharamshala – the Hindu goddess of love, the wife of Krishna.
bhanujan – a country in the north of India, which borders Pakistan.
bjp – a common abbreviation for Bharatiya Janata Party, a nationalist political party formed by a group of nationalist politicians who wanted to unify India.
nishwarya – a place, or part of a place.
ji – a person or a group, a whole community, a group or a whole nation, a person’s or a family’s life.
pithiyar – a river, a stream, a body of water.
bahalis – a group who have come from India, a people who live there.
pakistan – a large Indian state bordering Pakistan, a part of Pakistan that has been divided into three parts for over a century.
kashmir – a part or a part, the whole or the part.
rastra – an area or region, a territory.
kush – a mountainous area, a mountain range.
kutu – a wild area, an area that has no boundaries, an ungoverned territory.
haryana – a territory in the western part of India.
bhatti – the ancient name for Haryana, the state that borders on the Indian states of Uttarabad, Chandigarh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
bhasin – the old name for Gujarat, the northeastern Indian state that has its capital in Ahmedabad.
jamaal – the chief justice of the high court, a judicial chief justice.
kasuriya – a Sanskrit term for ‘father’ or ‘fatherly’ person.
hiranagar – the district in the northern part of Uttarakhal Pradesh, which is a part-time state that is not recognised as a state.
kulshan – a capital of a state, or an official residence of a chief minister or a state president.
kuzh – a period of time, a period that lasts a certain period of a year.
jatavarh – an ancient name, meaning ‘crown’,