What is rose called in Sanskrit

Whenever there is a mention of rose’s name in different languages, the famous lines of Sir William Shakespeare flash in mind:

What’s in the name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

No doubt, rose is one of the commonest and frequently referred flowers in poetry across the world. Though in Sanskrit, lotus is mentioned more than other flowers.

We are providing some of the names with which a rose is known in Sanskrit language. We are also providing the Roman transcription for easy understanding of those who don’t read Devnagiri script.

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English Sanskrit Transliteration
Rose जपा Japā
Rose जवा Javā
Rose जवापुष्पं Javāpuṣpaṁ
Rose हेमपुष्पं Hemapuṣpaṁ
Rose ओड्रपुष्पं Oḍrapuṣpaṁ

 

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