Tel: విజయనగరం vijayanagaraṁ

‘Vijay’s City’ City/District, Andhra Pradesh

From Vijay Rama Raju and Skt: nagar, ‘city’.

Maharaja Vijayarama Gajapathi Raju-I of the Pusapati dynasty founded Vijayapuri in the 18thC, work which was started during the reign of his father, Maharaja Ananda Raju-I.

It was renamed Vijayanagaram in Vijaya’s own lifetime.

Vizianagram’s iconic 68ft sandstone clock tower was built in 1885 at a cost off Rs.5,400.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Andhra Pradesh place names.