Hin: बाराँ bāran

‘Twelve Towns’ [Varah Nagari] City/District Rajasthan

From Hin: bārah, ‘twelve’; and Hin: nagar, ‘city’, ‘town’.

In the 14-15thC  the Chalukya (a.k.a. Solanki Rajputs) ruled the twelve’ towns that constituted Baran state [Hin: bārah]. Varaha, the boar avatar of Vishnu, is another possibility [Skt: varāha, ‘boar’]; the most famous Varaha temple, dating back to the 12thC, is at Pushkar.

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


Baran Railway Station   Chotdilpelagi