How Kashmir Got Its Name
Kashmir is named after Goddess Kashmira according to most ancient record of Kashmir. Goddess Kashmira means Goddess Durga. The oldest literary record from Kashmir is Nilamata Purana. It was mentioned by Bhamaha, Kalhana, and Gilgit Manuscripts. According to Nilamata Purana, Kashmir is named after local Goddess Kashmira who was considered to be a form of Uma. Kasyapapura (Kaspapyros) was Multan.