Hin: अलवर alavar.

Salwar Town’ [Salwapur] City, District  Rajasthan.

Cunningham’s theory is that Alwar is a corruption of Salwapur [→SalwarHalawarAlwar] a.k.a. Saubhanagara/Salwanagar, associated with the tribe of Salwas mentioned numerous times in the Mahabharata epic.

The name  may also be connected with the Aravalli Range [Araval(li)pur→Alpur→Alwar], using the common sound shift: Skt/Hin: pur(a)→war, ‘city’.

Alwar is a former princely state with its own City Palace (and now a museum).

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


Alwar City Palace   Bornav27may