Etymon: paTTaN, pattan, patan

Kowshika Ramaprasad kvram at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 17 18:58:28 UTC 1997

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>From:         S Krishna <mahadevasiva at HOTMAIL.COM>

> In the same way, the town of ZrirangapaTna(karnATaka) stands on the
> kAvErI; but was it ever a port of any kind( even a river port?).

    AFAIK, SrirangapaTTaNa was never a port. In Karnataka, "paTTaNa"
    stands for a town and there are many place names ending with
    paTNa, paTTaNa etc - regardless of them being situated on a

    The name SrirangapaTNa can be explained as "Sriranga's town" as
    it houses a large temple dedicated to Sri Ranganatha.

    Ramaprasad K V

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