Kan: ಬಾಗಲಕೋಟ bāgalakōṭa

‘Fort Gateway’  [Bagadige] City/District, Karnataka (Kar)

Kan: bāgil/bāgal/bākal, ‘doorway’, ‘entrance’, ‘gate’; and  kōṭe, ‘fort’, ‘rampart’.

Stories tell of this town being offered as a present by Ravana, (demon) king of Lanka, to his musicians.

The fort (now in ruins) lies northwest of the town on the banks of the Ghataprabha river.

The former name, Bagadige, probably comes from baga(l) + Kan: p→(va)ṭṭige, ‘abode’, ‘village’.

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


Bagalkot Fort Ruins

Bagalkot Fort Ruins            Ravikiran KD