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1IndiaAndhdra PradeshHyderabadDongar Sing ka TabelaLocalityUrduAnimal stableA stable for buffalos and cows was here and thus the place became famous and got its name after that
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2IndiaAndhra Pradesh?Pamulapadu
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3IndiaMadhya PradeshBurhanpurTota Mainahistorical graveHindiParrot and MynaTota and Maina, the 16th century bird couple, helped in getting water to the Burhanpur city.Psittaciformes and Leucopsar rothschildiVulnerable (IUCN 2.3)http://goo.gl/B0AUUhttp://goo.gl/JGtkLhttp://goo.gl/2apQP
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/IndiaAndhra PradeshChittoorSrikalahastipilgrim centresanskritSpider, Snake and ElephantThe name of the place comes from three animals, Sri (spider), Kala (snake) and Hasti (elephant) who worshipped Shiva and gained salvation here. A statue that shows all three animals is situated in the main shrine. Popularly known as kalahastiProboscidea Elephantidae /Elephas maximus; Serpentes; Araneaehttp://nandankanan.tripod.com/animal_birds.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SrikalahastiGangadhar Panday
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5IndiaAndhra PradeshEast GodavariKakinadaDistrict headquartersTeluguLotusthis place was full of ponds filled with red lotus which is called as Kokanadamu in Telugu. Eventually this became CoCanada during the British rule. Over a period of time it has become Kakinada. Interestingly the name has nothing to do with cros [kaki in Telugu].Nelumbo nuciferahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KakinadaGangadhar Panday
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6IndiaBiharGayaUruvelaancient village, present Bodh GayaParrot and Mynathe village was given the name on account of a vilva tree (Aegie marmelas) growing nearby. It seems that within two centuries of the Buddha's enlightenment, the name Uruvela fell into disuse and was replaced by Gaya. Common Name: Bilva, Bilwa, Bael, Sirphal, Wood apple, Bengal Quince,Maredu,Aegie marmelashttp://www.buddhanet.net/bodh_gaya/bodh_gaya01.htmGangadhar Panday
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7IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadAlugadda baviLocalityTeluguPotato means aalugadda in Telugu. bavi refers to a well.Solanum tuberosum
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8IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadAshoknagarLocalityHindiAshoka treepossibly it is named after the sacred and sorrow-less tree ashoka. needs to be vetted.Saraca asocahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashok_Nagar,_Hyderabad17.407036°N 78.488691°E500020
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9IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadChilkalagudaLocalityTeluguParrotsNear Secunderabad railway station, named after parrots which is Chilakalu in TeluguPsittaciformeshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilkalguda500061Gangadhar Panday
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10IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadDomalgudaLocalityTeluguMosquitoIn Telugu Mosquitos are called Domalu. Probably this place got its name because of mosquitos in the area. It is also believed that the locality gets its name from the fact that two wrestlers ("do mall" in Urdu or Hindi) used to have their gym / akhada there. It is also said that the locality was earlier known as Do Mahal Guda, deriving its name from Do Mahal - a mosque. The popular Indira Park is located in this place which is adjacent to Hussainsagar lake.Culicidaehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domalguda
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11IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadGhasi bazarLocalityUrdu/hindiGrassGhans is grass in Urdu and Hindi. May be grass bundles are sold here in the market in the olden days. needs to be verified
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12IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadGhasmandiLocalityUrdu/hindiGrassGhans is grass in Urdu and Hindi. May be grass bundles are sold here in the market in the olden days. needs to be verifiedGramineae (Poaceae)
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13IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadGhode ki kabarLocalityUrdu/HindiHorseHorse in Hindi is Ghoda and Khabar is grave.Ghode ki kabar (apparently the grave of a warrior’s horse) this in Nampally, Aghapura. http://bigakhi.blogspot.in/2010/10/101-things-to-do-in-hyderabad.html 17°22'42"N 78°27'48"E
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14IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadHyderabadCapital city. MetropolitanUrduGardenOriginally called Baghnagar meaning city of gardens. A garden is called bagh in Urdu [In Hindi Bagh also refers to Tiger in addition to Garden]. This is one version of toponomy among the many in circulation. We can see Public Garden , Bagh i am in Hyderabad.www.ghmc.gov.inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyderabad,_India
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15IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadImlibanLocality in HyderabadUrduTamarinda small Island in Musi river that had many Imli [Tamarind] trees. Imlibun (meaning forest of tamarind trees) is a bus Terminus in Hyderabad, India is the fifth largest bus station in Asia. It is unofficially known as the Imlibun bus station. This bus terminus is situated at Imlibun island on the Musi river. Tamarindus indicahttp://wikimapia.org/82099/Mahatma-Gandhi-Bus-Station-M-G-B-Shttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi_Bus_Terminus,_HyderabadGangadhar Panday
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16IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadJeeraLocalityUrdu/HindiSeedsJeera [also Zeera] area extends from kavadiguda to bible house in Secunderabad. Jeera is Urdu for Cummin seeds. Etymology needs to be confirmed.Cuminum cyminum
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17IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadKoti
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18IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadMaredpalliLocalityUrdu/HindiTreePossibly the locality got its name from vilva trees growing here [Maredu in Telugu]. There are East and West Maredpallis. Common Name: Bilva, Bilwa, Bael, Sirphal, Wood apple, Bengal Quince,Maredu,Aegie marmelas
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48IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadNimboliadda
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19IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadSeetaphalmandiLocality in SecunderabadTeluguSeetaphalTropical fruit tree seetaphal [also known as…]. A market of these fruits used to be here.Gangadhar Panday
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20IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadTappachabutaraLocalityUrduPegionIt used to be a place where pegions would deliver the post in the ancient times. Tappa or Tappal in urdu means post. chabutara is a platform
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21IndiaAndhra PradeshKadapaKandimallayapallepilgrim centreteluguKandi [toovar]Named aftert Kandi / toor dal [to be verified]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmamgarimatham516503Gangadhar Panday
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22IndiaAndhra PradeshKrishnaMachilipatnamtownHindifishFish is called Machli in Hindi. This place is also known as Masula, Masulpatam, Bandar. Possibly there are other versions of how the name derived. Hint: kalam kari patam. It is not known if the Hindi meaning of Bandar [monkey] has anything to do with this palce.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MachilipatnamGangadhar Panday
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23IndiaAndhra PradeshKrishnaNandigamatowntelugubullNandi is name of Bull, vehicle of Lord Shiva. Gama in Telugu means Baby Ant. Nandi + Gama has become Nandigamahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NandigamaGangadhar Panday
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24IndiaAndhra PradeshKurnoolChintakunta
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25IndiaAndhra PradeshKurnool
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26IndiaAndhra PradeshKurnoolMahanandipilgrim centreTeluguBullTown gets it name from the temple Mahanadi [ one of 9 nava nandis] located 15 km from Nandyal. a famous shiva temple with a svayambhu linga. Nandi is name of Bull, vehicle of lord Shiva. Water of the main Koneru [tank] has a perennial flow irrespective of the seasonall changes, is crystalline pure, tepid and believed to have healing qualities. Bos taurus indicushttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahanandi15°28′14″N 78°37′34″E518673Gangadhar Panday
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27IndiaAndhra PradeshKurnoolNandyalTownTeluguBullsurrended by 9 Nandis [in 9 temples of lord shiva] known as navanandi. Nandi is name of Bull, vehicle of Lord Shiva. Nandi aalaya [temple] has become NandyalBos taurus indicushttp://www.ecoheritage.cpreec.org/http://en.zero.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nandyal15.48°N 78.48°E518501Gangadhar Panday
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28IndiaAndhra PradeshMahbubnagar Pillalamarri
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29IndiaAndhra PradeshMahbubnagarAmarchinta
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30IndiaAndhra PradeshMahbubnagarKalvakurti
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31IndiaAndhra PradeshMahbubnagarNaguldinne
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32IndiaAndhra PradeshMahbubnagarThummenpeta
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33IndiaMaharashtraMumbaiKalaghodaBusiness centreHindiHorseKala Ghoda means Black Horse, a reference to a black stone statue of King Edward VII mounted on a horse.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kala_GhodaGangadhar Panday
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34IndiaAndhra PradeshNalgondaMarrigudem
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35IndiaAndhra PradeshKurnoolMamidalapaduvillage teluguplant/treeMamidi - Mango [ In Telugu]Mangifera indica L. http://www.scientificnames.org/plant-scientific-names/gangadhar pandaymango
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36IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyBonguluru
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37IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyChampapet
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38IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyChintallocalityteluguplant/treechinta - tamarind [ in Telugu]gangadhar pandaytamarind
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39IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyGaddiannaramLocalityTeluguGrass / HayGaddi Annaram means Haymarket. Gaddi means grass in Telugu. people used to ride their horses / wagons and stop here as the grasslands on the low Musi riverbank closeby produced succulent feed.NA
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40IndiaRanga ReddyGurramguda
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41IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyJeedimetla
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42IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyPuppalaguda
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43IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyVanasthalipuram
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49IndiaAndhra PradeshRanga ReddyVattinagulapally
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44IndiaGujaratVadodaraVadodaracitySanskritBanyan treeThe city gets its name from Vad [Vat/Bat/Bad] trees which are found on large scale in and around the city. Also known as Brodera and then later on it came to be known as Baroda.Ficus benghalensishttp://www.clearcarrental.com/vadodara-travel-guideGangadhar Panday
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45IndiaGujaratValsadValsadDistrict headquartersGujrati / SanskritBanyan treeValsad derives from vad-saal, a Gujarati language compound meaning "hampered (saal) by banyan tree s (vad / vat also pronouncen as bad/bat). Valsad also known as Bulsar is famous for mango and chickoo orchards and the area was naturally rich in banyan trees.Bombax ceibahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ValsadGangadhar Panday
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46United StatesNew YorkBuffaloEnglishBuffalo
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47IndonesiaKomodo IslandKomodo Island, near Indonesia. The name is derived from the Komodo dragon.Acharya Deepak [FB]
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50IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadSabzi mandi
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51IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadDal mandi
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52IndiaAndhra PradeshAnantapur TadipatritownTeluguPalm treeTadipatri got its name from Tatipatri which means garden of palm trees.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tadpatri14.92°N 78.02°E515411
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53IndiaAndhra PradeshVisakhapatnamtatichetlapalemlocalityteluguPalm tree
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54IndiaAndhra PradeshAnantapur TaticherlavillageteluguPalm tree
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55IndiaAndhra PradeshHyderabadSapota BaghLocality in HyderabadTeluguSapota tree & fruitSapota, called chiku, is cultivated in India for its fruit value, while in South-East Mexico, Guatemala and other countries it is commercially grown for the production of chickle which is a gum like substance obtained from latex and is mainly used for preparation of chewing gum. The fruit is a native of Mexico and other tropical countries of South America.
Achras zapotahttp://nhb.gov.in/report_files/sapota/SAPOTA.htm 17°21'51"N 78°30'33"EGangadhar Panday
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56IndiaAndhra Pradeshkadapa YSR DistPulichintalavillageteluguTamarindpossibly this place got its name from PULI and CHINTA which mean tiger and tamarind respectively in telugu. needs to be confirmed.
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57IndiaAndhra Pradeshkadapa YSR DistYeddulayyagari KottapalliLocality in Pulivendulateluguoxpossibly this place got its name from YEDDU which means Ox/Bull in telugu. needs to be confirmed.
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58IndiaAndhra Pradeshkadapa YSR DistPulivendulatowntelugutigerpossibly this place got its name from PULI which means tiger in telugu. needs to be confirmed.
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59IndiaUttar PradeshMathuraVrindavanPilgrim centreSanskritTulsi Basil plantThe ancient name of the city, Brindavana, comes from its groves of 'Brinda' meaning Holy Basil or tulasi with vana (Sanskrit: वन) meaning a grove or a forest. also called as BrindavanOcimum tenuiflorumhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vrindavan27.58°N 77.7°EAnuradha Goyal
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60IndiaJharkhand-JharkhandState in IndiaHindiforests / woodsThe name "Jharkhand" means "The Land of Forests". Jharkhand is a word developed from the original tribal language meaning "the land of the jungles." http://www.indfy.com/jharkhand/history.htmlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JharkhandAnuradha Goyal
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61USACaliforniaHollywoodcityEnglishToyon shrubsIt is believed that the city of Hollywood got its name from the abundance of toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia) shrubs in the area. Toyons (also known as California holly), are a large shrub or small tree in the rose family and are extensively used for home landscaping.Heteromeles arbutifoliahttp://www.indianbotanists.com/2013/04/botany-and-names-biodiet.html?spref=fb
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62IndiaMaharashtraNagpurNagpurCityMarathiReptilePossibly got its name from the abundance of snakes which is called NAG in Hindi and Sanskrit
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63IndiaAndhra PradeshVisakhapatnamSimhachalamVillageTeluguAnimalIn Telugu Simha means Lion and Achala means Hill (one which cannot be moved, viz. hill). Atop the hill is a famous temple said to be the abode of Varaha Narasimha Swami, and hence the hill itself is called Simhachalam.Panthera Leohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SimhachalamRenu
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64IndiaMadhya PradeshBetulGhoda DongriVillageHindiAnimalGhoda means Horse in Hindi. Probably this place got its name from Horse. to be verified.Equus ferushttp://wikimapia.org/14083714/Ghoda-dongri-Rly-Stn 22°7'32"N 78°0'8"ERenu+918897357731
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65India MaharastraKolhapurKolhapurCityMarathiAnimalIn Marathi Kolha means Fox. It is possible that the place got its name from this. Needs to be verified and confirmed as there are other versions in circulationVulpinihttp://www.whatiscalled.com/animal-names/fox_in_marathi/500089Renu+918897357731
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66United KingdomIrelandNorthern IrelandLondonderrycityEnglishTree-PlantThe name Derry is an anglicisation of the Irish name Daire or Doire meaning "oak grove". "London" prefix was added to Derry, changing the name of the city to Londonderry, the second-largest city in Northern Ireland.Quercuswww.texastreeplanting.tamu.edu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DerryEugenie Regan linkedin
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67IndiaAndhra PradeshKurnoolChagalamarritownTeluguTree-PlantMarri in Telugu is Banyan tree. Abundance of these tree species here has probably lead to this name. needs to be verified.Ficus benghalensishttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chagalamarri14.9667°N 78.5833°EGangadhar Panday+918897357731
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68IndiaTamil NaduThoothukudiKalughumalaitown in kovilpatti taluktamilBirdThe village may have got its present name from the hill Kalugumalai ("Hill of the vulture").Gyps indicus indicusIUCN 3.1 Critically endangeredhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Vulturehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalugumalai9.15°N 77.72°Egomathi nagarajan linkedin
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69indiaAndhra PradeshNizamabadNemalivillage in Varni TalukteluguBirdnemali means peacock in Telugu. abundance of these birds the village got this namePavo cristatusLeast Concern IUCN 3.1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_PeacockSyed Ahamed9059391590
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70indiaTamil NaduKancheepuramThirukazhukundrambirdThe word Thirukazhukundram comes from the Tamil words Thiru (Respectful), Kazhugu (Eagle), Kundram (mount). The town is famous for its Hindu temple, Vedagiriswarar temple, popularly known as Kazhugu koil (Eagle temple). The town is also known as Pakshi theertham because of a famed pair of
birds( Pakshi in Sanskrit means Bird, Theertham means a holy lake or
pond)
Haliaeetus leucocephalusIUCN 3.1 Critically endangeredhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EagleEgyptian Vultures- that have reputedly visited the site for "centuries". These birds are traditionally fed by the temple priests. to verifyhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vedagiriswarar_templeKrishnan Srinivasan linkedin
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71indiatamil NaduChennaiMylaporeLocality in Chennai metrotamilbirdThe word Mylapore is derived from Mayil arparikum oor, which means "Land of the peacock scream".Historically, peacocks have been known to thrive in the area, which is evident from the emblem of the Portuguese-built Santhome Church.Pavo cristatusLeast Concern IUCN 3.1http://www.chennai.tn.nic.in/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mylapore13.0336°N 80.2687°E600004Krishnan Srinivasan linkedin
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72indiatamil NaduNagapattinamMayiladuthuraiancient towntamil /sanskritbirdMayiladuthurai gets its name from the peahen form in which the Hindu goddess Parvathi worshipped the god Shiva at this place. It was formerly known by its Sanskrit names Māyavaram and Mayūram (English translation: Peacock town). The town is one of the 274 Saiva holy places in the world.Pavo cristatusLeast Concern IUCN 3.1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayiladuthurai11.04°N 79.64°E609001Krishnan Srinivasan linkedin
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73indiakarnakataBengaluruBannerughattaLocality in Bengaluru and also a National and Biological Park nameKannadaAnimalmeaning of the place in Kannada is Abode for BisonBos gaurushttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannerughattahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bannerghatta_National_Park560083Krishnan Srinivasan linkedin
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74indiaKarnakataBengalurubasavanagudiLocality in Bengaluru KannadaAnimalThe name "Basavanagudi" refers to the BullTemplethat is located here. It is a monolith statue of the Nandi Bull. Basava in Kannada, the local language, means Bull and Gudi means temple.Bos taurus indicushttp://blogs.siliconindia.com/Sankalpa/DID_u_Know_the_meaning_of_the_Areas_in_Bangalore__Have_a_look-bid-3Qbs9hS160584347.htmlSankalpa Rao
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75indiakarnakataBengalurudomlurtownship in BengalurukannadaTree-Plant There is a debate over the exact   meaning of Domlur. From what can be deciphered from old people living in  
 the area, Domlur is a word derived from Tombalur, a kind of flower which   is used to worship Lord Shiva. This is further supported by the   inscriptions found in Chokkanathaswamy temple in Domlur
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76indiakarnakataBengalurunagarbhavitownship in BengalurukannadaReptileNagarbhavi means literally "a well of snakes". The name is due to the high number of snakes present in the area. Also, some believe that it is called a "well" because of the surrounding hillocks that are no longer present due to urbanization. Nagarbhavi is located between Mysoreroad and Magadi road. http://blogs.siliconindia.com/Sankalpa/DID_u_Know_the_meaning_of_the_Areas_in_Bangalore__Have_a_look-bid-3Qbs9hS160584347.htmlSankalpa Rao
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77indiaAndhra Pradeshveera ballitelugu
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78indiaAndhra PradeshlepakshiteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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79indiaAndhra Pradeshpashuvula rudravaramteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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80indiaAndhra Pradeshbasava puramteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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81indiaAndhra PradeshballikuruvateluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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82indiaAndhra PradeshjeelugumilliteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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83indiaAndhra PradeshrouthulapooditeluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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84indiaAndhra PradeshnakkapalliteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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85indiaAndhra PradeshrambilliteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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86indiaAndhra Pradeshgurugu balliteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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87indiaAndhra Pradeshpenu balliteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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88indiaAndhra Pradeshashwarao petteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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89indiaAndhra PradeshashvapuramteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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90indiaAndhra Pradeshchintakomma dinnateluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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91indiaAndhra PradeshmarripaduteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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92indiaAndhra Pradeshvarikunta paduteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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93indiaAndhra PradeshyadamarriteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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94indiaAndhra Pradeshtadi marriteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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95indiaAndhra Pradeshvatti cherukuteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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96indiaAndhra PradeshnimmakooruteluguDurga Narayana Rao P9393449499
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