Mar: अकोला akōlā

 ‘Akol Tree’ [Asadgad]  City/District, Maharashtra.

From Hin/Mar: akol/ankol, ‘sage-leaved alangium’ [Alangium salviifolium]. 

The akol/ankol is a small tree. It is  used for the treatment of hemorrhoids and rheumatic arthritis.

Also, legend has it that an Akol Singh built a mud fort here in a distant era.

The full scale version was constructed by Asad Khan in 1697 when Aurangzeb was Emperor and it was named Asadgad after him [from Hin/Mar:  gadh/gaḍhī, ‘fort’]. It was also called Akola Fort. 

Akola fort is notable in that it is bereft of any decorative embellishments.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Maharashtra place names.


Akola Fort       Ashish Wankhade