- One of the earlier names of Nagpur was “Fanindrapura”. It derives its origin from the ‘Fana’ or hood of a cobra.
- The city was founded by Nagavanshipeople. The name of the Indian city Nagpur is derived from Nāgapuram, literally, “city of nāgas”.
- The Nag River, which is a tributary of the Kanhan River, flows in a serpentine path and so got its name, “Nag”, the Marathi word for cobra. The river flows through the old city of Nagpur and so the city derived its name from this river, ‘Nag’+’pur’. “Pur” is a common suffix given to cities, villages and towns across India, and is often simply translated “city”