Indian Cities Named After A Hindu Godess! edit


Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai gets its name from Mumba Devi, the city's patron goddess, considered a manifestation of Parvati, the wife of Lord Shiva.

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata was named after Kali, a Hindu goddess associated with empowerment, destruction, and transformation.


This temple town near Chennai is named after Kanchi Kamakshi Amman, a form of Parvati associated with procreation and prosperity.


Mangalore draws its name from Mangaladevi, a local manifestation of Durga, the goddess of protection and war.


This holy city is named after Kashi Vishwanath, another name for Lord Shiva. However, the city also holds significance for Parvati, who is worshipped as Vishalakshi.


Shimla is named after Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Durga associated with nature and beauty.  


The name translates to "Pool of Nectar," but the city is also associated with Durga Mata, who is believed to reside at the Golden Temple