1.Dharmasthala–800 years ago Dharmasthala was known as Kuduma
in Mallamadi, then a village in Belthangadi.
2.Kannada mother Bhuvaneshwari’s temple is on Bhuvanagiri hills
in Siddhapur taluk of North Kannada. It was the rulers of Bilagi, who
constructed the temple of Bhuvaneshwari Devi in Bhuvanagiri.
3. Venu grama means village of bamboo in Sanskrit. Over time
it changed to Belagavi and later Belgaum.
4.Moodabidri–Abundance of bamboo groves in the area, gave
the place the name Moodabidri. Moodu means east and bidiru
5. Kaup– Historians say that Kaup was known in the distant past
as ”Rakshanapura”. The word Rakshane meaning protection in
Kannada language translated into local Tulu language as Kaup
i.e,Land of Protection(Land that protects)
6.Bengaluru was Bengavaluru, meaning city of guards in 890CE
according to historians. A Hoysala king Veera Ballala of 12th century
came hunting here.The hungry king entered the hut of a poor woman
and she offered him boiled beans and the king promptly gave
this place a name Benda Kaalu Ooru( land of boiled beans).
It evolved into Bengaluru and later Bangalore during the British Raj.