Hin: बडवानी  baḍavānī

‘Banyan Forest’ [Badnagar] Town/District  Madhya Pradesh (MP)

From Hin: baṛa, ‘banyan tree’; and vana ‘wood’, ‘forest’, ‘jungle’

Barwani is an ancient town and former princely state.

Nearby lies Chulgiri Hill, a sacred Jain pilgrimage site. On the face of the hill there is gigantic figure of the Jain saint Bahubali (Gommateshvara).

For related place names see Indian Place names and Madhya Pradesh place names.

 

Bahubali Statue, Bawangaja Temple (Barwani)