ବାଲେଶ୍ୱର୍ bālēśॱr

‘Lord of the Forest’ [Baleshwar] – City/District, Odisha

It is likely that this name is related to the  town’s ancient Shiva temple, Baneshwar, from Odi/Skt: baṇa/vana, ‘forest’; and Skt: īśvara, ‘lord’, ‘master’. The name metamorphosed in the Mughal era.

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