Odi: ବଲାଙ୍ଗୀର balāṅgīra

‘Balaram’s Fort’ [Balramgarh/Bolangir]– City/District, Odisha

From Balarama Deva or Deo and  Hin/Odi: gaṛh, ‘fort’.

Balaram Deo, the 16th C Raja of Patna (now in Bihar), founded Balramgarh and even moved his capital here.

Balramgarh gradually mutated to Balangir.

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