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).

For related place names see Indian Place names and West Bengal place names.


Kharagpur Railway Workshop

Kharagpur Railway Workshop          Abhijeet Lenka