Mar: यवतमाळ yavatamāḷa

Barley Plain’  City/District, Maharashtra

From Mar: yava, ‘barley’ [Hordeum hexastichon]; and māḷa, ‘uncultivated plain’

This barley can grow to 1.2m and can be harvested from the wild for food and raw materials.

Another suggestion is ‘row of mountains’ [Mar:  māḷa, ‘garland’, ‘row’, ‘line’] but I have been unable to trace yavat/yavata as Marathi for ‘mountain’.

Sometimes listed as a as a hill station, Yavatmal has a history as a cotton growing, ginning and pressing region. 


Yavatmal Municipal Council           Sbj1976