Mar: सांगली sāṅgalī

‘Six Lanes’  [Sahagalli]  – City/District, Maharashtra

From Mar: sahā, ‘six’; and Mar: gallī, ‘lane’, ‘alley’.

The city’s original name probably describes the city’s earliest street layout.

The modern District is all sugar, spice and all things nice: it has 28 sugar factories processing 95,287 hectares of sugar cane; it is also known as the ‘Turmeric City’ and produces 13, 000 tonnes of turmeric a year;  and it has nearly 50,000 hectares of export-quality grapes under cultivation.

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

 

Sugar cane on a bullock cart, Maharashtra       Yann