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.

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

 

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