Haryana (Har)

Haryana (Har) Hin: हरियाणा hariyāṇā ‘Abode of Vishnu’  From Skt: hari, ‘(a name of) Vishnu’; and Skt: ayana, ‘abode’, ‘home’. Also: (1) ‘Green Forest’. From Skt: hari, ‘green’, ‘greenish-yellow’; and Skt: araṇya(m), ‘forest’. (2) ‘Hari’s vehicle’. From Skt: yāna(m),...

Ambala (Har)

Hin: अम्बाला ambāla. ‘Mango Village’  City/District, Haryana. From Hin: amba , ‘mango’; Hin: wala, ‘a place with’, ‘village’. There are two other suggestions: from the goddess Bhawani Amba whose Temple still exists in Ambala city; named after Amba Rajput...