Srinagar /sriˈnɑːɡər/ (Urdu: سری نگر) is the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the centre of the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River and is surrounded by five districts. In the north it is flanked by Kargil and Ganderbal in the South by Pulwama,in the north-west by Budgam. The capital city of Srinagar,is located 1585 metres above sea level. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits.
Origin of names :
Folk etymology draws the city name from two Sanskrit words: śrī (“glory”, “prosperity”, also: a name for the goddess Lakshmi) and nagar, “city”, which would make “City of Lakshmi” (or, “City of Prosperity”).
However, the earliest records mention the name as siri-nagar which in turn is a local transformation of the original Sanskrit
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