India is a country that can boast of places with weird names. Queer names are very common in India. Some of the names are so bizarre that they will give you a laughing riot. However, these names speak out the history of the place.
Read these names and please think twice before pronouncing them.
From names of abuses to animals, we give you 10 such places in India
- BHAINSA, TELANGANA
You read it right. Bhainsa, previously known as Mahisha is a town in Adilabad district of Telangana, India. Bhainsa is the Hindi name of the buffalo. Incidentally, Bhainsa lies right next to a water body. And next to Bhainsa, you will find Pathri and Umarkhed.
- DARU, JHARKHAND
Daru is a village in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand. There is no need to go literally into the name and assume the availability of free alcohol. Ironically, the city is known for its Darubaaz (alcohol addicts) people.
- ERODE, TAMIL NADU
Yes, there is a place with this name in the Kongu Nadu region of the Tamil Nadu state. However, the district’s economy should not even be remotely identified with its literal meaning as nothing is deteriorating away, moreover, it is the leading producer of plantain, coconuts and white silk in Tamil Nadu.
However, the it is believed that the name has been derived from Hindu mythology which means ‘wet skull’. Erode in Tamil also means two streams.
The place is not eroding at all even if the name suggests.
- GADHA, GUJARAT
Gadha means ‘Donkey’ in English and this village in the Sabar Kantha District took the name to a whole new level.
One can think of how ridiculous it would be to say “Hello Sir, My name is Tom, and I hail from Gadha”.
- PANAUTI, UTTAR PRADESH
A person residing in this village in UP could easily introduce himself as, “I am from Panauti, but I’m not a panauti.” The word means bad luck in English and people of this region would be feeling unfortunate.
- KALA BAKRA, PUNJAB
This name cannot be ignored by anybody. The literal meaning of Kala Bakra is ‘black goat’ in Hindi. The hilarious name is found in Jalandhar district of Punjab.
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- LULLA NAGAR, PUNE
How weird can a name be? This place in Maharashtra crossed all levels of craziness as Lulla in Hindi means deformed. It is really unfortunate for the people living there.
- BHABUA, BIHAR
Bhabua is a city and a municipality in Kaimur district in the state of Bihar, India. This term of endearment is used for referring male child or landlords in general. When spoken for a city, this term takes a comical turn in a weird way.
- GANDE, JHARKHAND
It is located in the Giridih district of Jharkhand. Gande means coarse or mean. People of Gande would spend their whole life saying they are not gande but they have to live with the stigma.
- LAILUNGA, CHATTISGARH
This place in Raigarh district in Chattisgarh also raises eyebrows due to its awkward name. Lailunga means to snatch something. People need to visit this place to know whether there are snatchers roaming free in the area or not.(Picture courtesy: scoopwoop.com)