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deva_mathan
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 12:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

We all were told that Udhagamandalam , WAS otthe Kal - Mandhu [ Single Stone Hamlet ] that became refined Udhagamandalam , which the britishers named as Ootacamund . Right ?!

The census authority of India calls Udhagamandalam as Single village under village codes - Only Census officials and God knows what that does mean !

A Gujarathi person-[ Around 70+ age] Civil Engineer by profession, having learned Sanskrit has a different intereting version of story.

He says, in SANSKRIT , " Udag" means SEVEN and Mandalam means WATER STORAGE.

He says, historically Udagai had 7 water sources surrounding it.

On a casual Count, 1. Upper Bhavani 2. Western Catchment [ Porthimund] 3. Emarald 4. Avalanche 5. Chandinala 6. Pykara 7. Marlimund dams seems to be those seven.

Only seniormost persons or historians, and Pual Hockings can throw more light into the subject.

Will some one ?!

Cheers !

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ootyraaj
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 11:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, good information, its very useful, as u say only Census officials and god know about the badaga, most of elders in the hatties have bad memory, so we the youngsters has to take first step in theis regard.
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