Fresh demand to rename Patna as Pataliputra

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Should Patna be renamed as Pataliputra?

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  1. civfanatic

    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    Patna, Jan 13 (IANS)

    General (Retd) S.K. Sinha, who hails from Bihar, in an open letter urged Nitish Kumar to rename Patna as Patliputra.

    ”The long pending demand for renaming Patna had not been addressed even though Bombay became Mumbai, Calcutta Kolkata, Madras Chennai, Bangalore Bengaluru and Trivandrum became Thiruvantharapuram during the intervening years,” Sinha said in his letter.

    He said if Bombay could become Mumbai, why can't Patna become Patliputra?

    Sinha had initiated a campaign for renaming in the 1980s. He recalled that the proposal to rename Patna as Patliputra was unanimously approved by Patna Municipal Corporation and Bihar Cabinet during the late 1980s.

    "Over 100,000 people had endorsed the move then by putting their signature and the state government also approved the proposal. But the central government failed to respond to it."

    "I will appeal to people now to come in support of the demand to rename Patna as Patliputra," Sinha said.

    He said Patliputra was the capital of India for nearly 1,000 years. It came into existence in 487 BC, it has given many things to the world.

    Sinha said Patna had a history of hardly 500 years and the city acquired the status of state capital only in 1911 during British rule.

    Patna has been known by different names through the centuries. The city of Patliputra, which was the capital of Magadh empire, had two older names, Pushpapur and Kusumpur, both meaning the city of flowers. Patali also means a flower. During the medieval period, it was renamed Azeemabad.


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  3. Bhadra

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    Yes, it should be Pataliputra. If one can not change the life of the city change the name !!
     
  4. niharjhatn

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    Definitely a good move. Often when on a train, somebody might spark up conversation and ask me... "So where are you going?" and I would lower my eyes and say quite inaudibly "Patna..."

    at which point they reply "Aaaahhh... Bihari..." :troll:

    However, if it were renamed Patliputra I would have no qualms about proclaiming that loudly - it sounds so elegant :D
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    All cities should be given their old names...we let british screw our city names and now its time to get them back.unless there is someone still left in india who can not pronounce pataliputra...
     
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    I like the name Patilaputra.

    It will give a sense of immense pride.

    Maybe with such a name, Bihar will rejuvenate and become even better than what Nitesh is managing!
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    if only changing name could do that :)
     
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    The name looks so cool. I back the move.
     
  9. Nagraj

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    this is insane!
    what we will accomplish if we change the name??
    look at kolkata mumbai and chennai.??
    No change none nein geilch
     
  10. parijataka

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    It is all upto the good people of Patna and Bihar what they want to call their city! Bihar has been an ancient center of Indian culture and civilisation, hope the state scales heights under Nitish ji.

    In rural India, being literate mostly means reading/writing fluently in Hindi/Tamil/Kannada/Telugu etc in their respective mother tongues and not English. In Karnataka we have Kannada on top on signboards followed by English text for shops and private enterprises and on roads,highways and rail and bus stations in Kannada, sometimes Hindi and then English.
     
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  11. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    first of all,

    Delhi should be renamed as "Rajdhani" - an old classic sweet hindi name of our capital. Rajdhani has a beautiful meaning.
     
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    Delhi is a cool name. Even most of the elite and ruling class of Delhi would agree.

    Rajdhani, Shatabdi etc remind me of Indian Railways.:lol:
     
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    delhi can be named as Indraprestam ( sorry for the spelling)
     
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    Delhi should be renamed as Dilli :cool2:
     
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    Indraprastha :cool:
     
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    Was it Indraprastha or Hastinapur ?

    Indraprastha sounds so cool.
     
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    Currently Delhi sounds best..
     
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    it was capital of pandavas on banks of yamuna river...
     
  19. Bangalorean

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    Up to the Biharis really. If they want to rename their city, welcome to do it, just like Madras, Calcutta, Bangalore and Bombay were renamed by the citizens of those cities/states.
     
  20. utubekhiladi

    utubekhiladi The Preacher Elite Member

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    even the word delhi reminds of indian railways...

    :rofl:
     

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