Kan: ಕೋಲಾರ  kōlāra

‘Waterlily City’ [Kuvalapura Kolahalapura] City/District, Karnataka

From Skt: kuvaḷa(ya), ‘(blue) waterlily’ [Kan: kōvaḷ, kōhaḷ, kōḷe].

Kolaramma has been the resident goddess of Kolara for a thousand years with her own Chola-style temple decked with granite statues and carvings. The Kolar Gold Fields, mines which operated for over a hundred years are in fact 30km away near Robertsonpete.

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

 

Kolaramma Temple, Kolar

Kolaramma Temple, Kolar          Hariharan Arunachalam (NIC)