Kochre, Masde, Chendvan, Malgaon were further four villages where they settled later.
They thus formed a power centre of SAMANT with KUDUVALPATTAN as the capital whose name was later simplified as KUDAL and people controlling the power were called KUDALDESHKARS. Some of them further travelled to Bardesh, Bhalawali and hence to be known as Bardeshkars and Bhalavalikars respectively. History of Kudaldeshkars started from there.
KUDAL PRANT is a part of North Central Konkan. Portion of this was also
called as PARASHURAM KSHETRA. There are five major rivers in the area, biggest
is Karli passing through Shivapur, Mandkuli, Kudal, Nerur, Walawal, Chendvan,
Kavthi and meets the Arabian Sea at Deobaug. It is 90 km long.
Terekhol Khadi is 80 km long. Other three rivers are KALAVAL KHADI, HIRANYKESHI
& TILARI. HIRANYAKESHI finally meets River KRISHNA and is called GHATAPRABHA
after Belgaum. Kudal is based on confluence of rivers hence called Kudal
in Kannada language which also had influence in that area then.