Hin: बीड  bīḍa

Well’   [Bir, Bhir]    -City/District  Maharashtra

From Ara/Per: biir/be’r ‘well’, ‘pit’; Per: bhir ‘water’.

Muhammad bin Tugluq built a fort here in the 14thC and, according to the 18thC Tārīkh-e-Bīr (‘History of Beed’), found abundant sources of water. He dug several wells, and the settlement came to be called Biir/Bhir/Ber, names that appear in early official documents. It is possible that the rown was founded much earlier but the details are mostly legendary.


Bab-uz-zafar (Kotwali gate), Beed Fort      Atozxyz