Hin: सिरोही sirōhī

‘End of the Desert’  -City.District  Rajasthan

From Hin: sir, ‘head’, ‘end’; and Raj: rōhī, ‘jungle’, ‘desert’.

Rao Sobhaji founded the town of Shivpuri in the 15thC on Siranwa Hill. Later, his son Sehastramal built a fort on the same hill.

The fort became a town and the town became the city of Sirohi. Sirohi’s name comes either from Tod’s derivation above or from a corruption of Siranwa.

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


Sirohi Road Railway Station     ganuullu