Mar: भंडारा bhaṇḍāra

‘Treasury’   [Bhanara]   City/District  Maharashtra

From Mar/Skt: bhāṇḍāra(m)/bhāṇḍāgāra ‘treasury’, ‘store-house’.

Bhandara is nicknamed the ‘Brass City’ on account of its traditional brassworking trade. Some have suggested that the onamatopoeic bhan-bhan captures the tapping of hammers on metal. See Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan.)

Bhandara is called the ‘District of lakes’ and the city sits on a a bend in the Wainganga River.

Further south is the Gosekurd Dam near Pauni, an earthfill dam with 33 spillway gates to regulate irrigation.

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


Gosekhurd Dam (Bhandara District)     Kmohankar