Hin: लुनि luni

‘Salt River’  Town, river, Rajasthan

From Skt: lavaṇa, ‘salt’, ‘sea-salt’; and Skt: vahatī, ‘river’.

Luni is situated on the banks of the Luni river (495km), the longest river in the Thar Desert flowing from Ajmer to the Rann of Kutch. It flows through regions which have soils with a high salt content. 

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

 

The ancient Luni river  Joshua Jonathan