Ben: খড়্গপুর khaṛgapura

‘Kharga’s City’  City,  West Bengal 

From Kharga Malla and Skt: pur, ‘city’

Kharga Malla, a 9thC king of the Mallabhum dynasty of Bishnupur,  conquered this city/region and named it after himself. Kharagpur is West Bengal’s fourth largest city and hosts what was India’s first IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) (IIT).

Railways are important at Kharagpur:  it has one of the largest railway workshops in India and the third longest railway platform in the world (1072.5 m).


Kharagpur Railway Workshop

Kharagpur Railway Workshop          Abhijeet Lenka