Hin: करौली karaulī

‘Kali’s City’  [Karoli,  Kerowlee].City, District, Rajasthan

 From Kali/Kalyan and Skt: puri→-auli, ‘town’, ‘city’.

The surprising corruption of the name [Kalyanpuri →Karauli] is, in fact, quite regular: ‘l’ and ‘r’ are interchangeable , and the ‘p’ elision in ‘puri’ attested in numerous examples elsewhere. Karauli was founded in 1348 by Raja Arjun Pal, a Yaduvanshi Rajput, and named Kalyanpuri after Kali Devi, patron goddess of the Yaduwanshi rulers. 

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


Kailadevi Temple, Karauli    Divyendu sharma