Overview of the Kokan Region

Historical background 

According to the sahyadrikhanda of the skanda Purana Parshurama shot his arrow into the sea and commanded the Sea God to recede up to the point where his arrow landed. The new piece of land thus recovered came to be known as Sapta-Konkana, meaning “piece of earth”, “corner of earth”, or “piece of corner”, derived from Sanskrit words koṇa (कोण, corner) + kaṇa (कण, piece) . Kanda Purana has given the name of seven parts of Konkan as 1) Barbar 2) Sourastra 3) Konkan (proper) 4) Karhat 5)Karnat 6) Tulang and 7) Keral.