Identity of placename Mohapaata?

Harry Falk falk at ZEDAT.FU-BERLIN.DE
Mon Jul 29 14:50:50 UTC 2002

mohamayii nagarii is a designation of Bombay with some scribes.
h. falk

Madhav Deshpande schrieb:
> Dear List Members,
>      I am working on a 200 year old Sanskrit manuscript of a text called
> Vedavicaara.  This particular manuscript was copied by a Marathi pundit
> named Hari Vishnu Palnitkar.  He describes himself as "mohapaatainvaasin",
> resident of Mohapaata.  From other references to this individual in Marathi
> documents, we know that he came from the vicinity of the town of Panwel
> near Bombay.  I am wondering about the identity of Mohapaata, obviously a
> Sanskritization of a local village or town name.  Any suggestions on what
> the original Marathi place name might be?  Thanks.
>                                 Madhav Deshpande

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