Hin: किशनगढ़ kiśanagaṛh

 ‘Kishan’s Fort’  City, Rajasthan

From Kishan and Hin: gaṛh, ‘(hill) fort’.

The fort city was built by Kishan Singh in 1611. It later became the capital of the princely state of Kishangarh under British rule after 1818.

Kishangarh is a centre for marble production: it has 25,000 marble traders and the industry employs 100,000 people.

The ‘winter wonderland’ landscape of its Marble Dumping Yard is now a tourist attraction.

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


Kishangarh Marble Dumping Yard and Lake    debookolkata