Sanskrit Names of Earth

Earth is the planet we live on. We often refer the land itself as ‘earth’ because water can’t be called earth. This …

Why Shiva is Called Gangadhara

Why Shiva is Called Gangadhara

Lord Shiva is called as ‘Gangadhar’ as he carries the holy Ganges River on his matted hair. Why should Ganges flow from …

Why Shiva is Called Tripurari

The term Tripurari translates as the destroyer of the three cities. Let us go through the interesting mythological story narrating how Lord …

Why Krishna is called Vasudev

Why Krishna is Called Vasudev

One of Lord Krishna’s favorite names is Vaasudev. To understand the Sanskrit term, we must explore the roots of some other names. …

Why Krishna is called Shyam

Why Krishna is Called Shyam

Shyam is an enchanting name of Krishna used separately as well as in combination with other words like Radheshyam, Ghanshyam, Shyamsundar, Shyamgopal …

Why Krishna is called Ranchod

Why Krishna is Called Ranchod

Among the many names of Lord Krishna, the term Ranchod is perhaps an interesting one since it carries a negative connotation may …

Why Krishna is called Mukund

Why Krishna is Called Mukund

Krishna is the incarnation of the Supreme Godhead. Hinduism believes that God descends on this earth time and again to restore Dharma, …

Why Krishna is called Keshav

Why Krishna is Called Keshav

In the Vishnu Sahasranam Stotram, you find the name Keshav occurring as the 23rd and 648th names. Keshav is one of the …

Why Krishna is called Damodar

Why Krishna is Called Damodar

The splitting of the word ‘Damadar’ gives us the meaning (dam- rope) and udhar (belly). The other spellings of the word Damadar …

Why Krishna is called Thakurji

Why Krishna is Called Thakurji

The several names of Lord Krishna rose from his divine plays and the different roles and feats he accomplished. Most of such …

Why Krishna is called Kanhaiya

Why Krishna is Called Kanhaiya

The word Kanhaiya means the most beloved son. This is one of the most fitting titles to address Krishna since the story …

Why Krishna is called Govind

Why Krishna is Called Govind

The name Govind appears in the 187th and the 539th verses of Vishnu Sahasramanam Stotram. The literal translation of this Sanskrit term …

Why Krishna is called Banwari

Why Krishna is Called Banwari

The term Banwari is also spelt as Banwahree or Banvari. Referring to one of the most popular names of Lord Krishna, the …

Why Krishna is called Jagannath

Why Krishna is Called Jagannath

Jagannath is the name of the deity installed in the temple of Puri, Odissa. The sanctum sanctorum of this temple houses three …

Why Krishna is called Murari

Why Krishna is Called Murari

The name Murari (Mura – the name of a demon; Ari – enemy) is attributed to Lord Krishna since he once vanquished …

Why Krishna is called Hari

Why Krishna is called Hari

Hari is one of the most famous names of Lord Krishna used interchangeably with Vishnu and Narayana. The most common meaning attributed …

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