Kon: वगाटर vagātar

‘Tiger Spring’

From Mar: vāgha, ‘tiger’ [Hin: bāgh]; and Mar: thārā, ‘place’, ‘abode’.

This was probably a favoured watering hole for tigers roaming through the thick forests of the Western Ghats.

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

 

Vagator Beach   Dominik Hundhammer