Tel: ప్రొద్దటూరు proddaṭūru

‘Bush Town’  City, Andhra Pradesh (AP)

From Tel: poda, podaru pōḍu,bush’, ‘thicket’, ‘scrub (jungle)’; or poddu, ‘sun’; and uru/uuru, ‘town’, ‘city’.

There are local derivations based on Rama (or Hanuman) arriving here at sunset; or sunflowers; or variations on Skt:  bṛh/brih, ‘prayer’. But they all fail to convince.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Andhra Pradesh place names.