Tel: భీమవరం bhīmavaraṁ

‘Bhima’s Gift’  [Bhimapuram]City, Andhra Pradesh 

. From Bhima and Skt: puri, ‘fort’, ‘city’; or Tel: varamu, ‘boon’, ‘blessing’, ‘gift’.

Legends tell the story of Chalukya Bheema, a 10thC Eastern Chalukya king, who built a temple to Siva here and  founded the original town, Bhimapuram.

The name was changed or corrupted to Bhimavaram, the varam indicating a ‘gift’ or ‘endowment’.

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


Bhimavaram Railway Station. The origin of the Indian place name Bhimavaram in Andhra Pradesh is explained here.

Bhimavaram Railway Station    Kasyap