Agra (UP)

Hin: आगरा  āgara ‘Gateway to the Forest’   [Agrabana, Akbarabad] – City/District, Uttar Pradesh. Skt: agra, ‘front’, ‘beginning’; and vana, ‘forest’, ‘wood’ According to Epic and Puranic authorities, ancient Agravana was surrounded by forest and was...

Uttar Pradesh (UP)

Uttar Pradesh (UP) Hin: उत्तर प्रदेश uttar pradēś(h) ‘Northern Province’ From Skt/Hin: uttara/uttari, ‘north(ern)’; and Skt: pradēśḥ, ‘province’, ‘region’, ‘territory’. Under the British this territory had a series of related names:  the United Provinces of Agra and...