Kan: ಚಿಕ್ಕಮಗಳೂರು cikkamagaḷūru

‘Youngest Daughter’s Town’  City/District/Hill Station, Karnataka (Kar)

From Kan: cikka, ‘smallest/youngest’; magaḷa, ‘daughter’; and ūr/ūru, ‘town’, ‘village’.

This town, or village as it probably was then, was given as a dowry by Rukmangada, the legenadary chief of nearby Sakkarepatna, to his younger daughter.

His elder daughter got Hiremagaluru [Kan: hiriya, ‘ elder daughter” which is about 5 km from Chikmagalur town].

Chikmagalur is a hill station 1,000m up, surrounded by forest and coffee estates.

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