Guj: વલસાડ valasāḍa

‘Banyans’  [Bulsar(a), Vadsal] – City/District  Gujarat

From Guj/Skt: vaḍa/vaṭa, ‘banyan’; and Guj/Mar: sal, ‘full (of)’, ‘abundant’.

Valsad was previously called Vadsal and Bulsara.

It shares the name Bulsara with Freddie Mercury (originally Farrokh Bulsara) of Queen whose Parsee/Zoroastrian family came from this region before settling in Zanzibar and then London.

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


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