Mar: वर्धा vardhā
‘Abundant (River)’ -River/City/District, Maharashtra
From Skt: vardha, ‘increasing, bringing prosperity’.
The 528 km Wardha river dominates the northern, western and southern sectors of the district. It flows from the Satpura range and eventually meets up with the Godavarai, India’s second longest river.
Gandhi lived here at the Sevagram Ashram from 1936 to 1948 after vowing not to return to the Sabaramati Ashram in Ahmedabad until India had attained Independence.
The District is a centre for cotton growing and soya bean cultivation.