Re: Where does this Subba Rao come from?

Ramakrishna S. Pillalamarri (pkrishna@ARL.MIL)
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 14:01:08 -0600


At 10:23 8/5/97, sadananda wrote:
>>KazahMiya --- pataBasti
>Never heard of this name and where is pataBasti?

Let me post this as a general cautionary note for all concerned. Anything
posted by the ijjinagaram biDDa (urafu tAtA prasAd) has to be
viewed/understood with a vijayanagaram context. vijayanagaram is of course,
the center of Andhra Pradesh. Thus in this case, patabasti must be a
neighbourhood in the said hallowed city. Right, TP? (Is kottapETa the
complement of patabasti?)

At 11:14 8/5/97, Bapa Rao wrote:

>Mallesh, and Yadagiri are definitely Telangana-specific names ...

More than even mallEsh, yAdagiri is such a proto-typical telangANA name. I
wonder if the second (or third) reading of RV by PC reinforced the name
mallEsh in BR!

>Now that we are on this (literary?) topic, .....

Bapa Rao need not harbour any doubts as to the literari-ness of this topic.
We are dealing here with telugu names, etymology, and may even end up in
finding the meaning of .... ...

>it is once again time to solicit definitive answers to the etymology of
>the >name "Bapa Rao"

I definitely missed the first round(s) of this discussion!

Are "bApa" and "pApa" (telugu-pApa instead of the samskrit-pApa) related?
How about "pApA rAyaDu" then?

Regional favourites, based on local deities are listed. Is there any other
regional aspect on which names become popular?

As to Ramana's comment on "venkaTESwara rAvu" being very common in
Vijayawada, I wonder if you just consider the prefix "venkaTa" in names, if
it'll cover 90+% of names, in a couple (or more) of generations. "venkaTa",
"AnjanEya", "satya", "lakshmee" are such common parts of names. Of late,
"Sai" seems to be a very common 'part' of names.

Ramakrishna