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.