What is water called in Sanskrit

Water is the essence of life. Even astronauts who are traveling in the far wide space are curious to find water on another planet because it would mean the feasibility of life.

In Sanskrit, water is revered as life itself. Among forty-seven names of water in Sanskrit that we are providing here, one name is ‘life’ itself.

I have tried to provide the literal meaning of some of them but I would be very happy if you can contribute to more.

For the ease of users who don’t read Devnagiri script, I have provided the Roman transliteration.

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SanskritTransliterationLiteral Menaing
जलंJalaṁ
वारिVāri
असुAsu
अम्भस्Ambhas
सलिलंSalilaṁ
उदकंUdakaṁ
उदंUdaṁ
पयस्Payas
तोयंToyaṁ
पानीयंPānīyaṁ
आपःĀpaḥ
नीरंNīraṁ
वार्Vār
पाथस्Pāthas
कीलालंKīlālaṁ
पुष्करंPuṣkaraṁ
अर्णस्Arṇas
पेयंPeyaṁ
सलंSalaṁ
संवरंSaṁvaraṁ
शंवरंŚaṁvaraṁ
क्षीरंKṣhīraṁ
पायंPāyaṁ
क्षरंKṣharaṁ
कमलंKamalaṁLotus
कोमलंKomalaṁSoft
पीवाPīvā
अमृतंAmṛtaṁNector
जीवनंJīvanaṁLife
जीवनीयंJīvanīyaṁ
भुवनंBhuvanaṁWorld, earth
वनंVanaṁ
कबन्धंKabandhaṁBarrel
कंKaṁ
अन्धंAndhaṁ
सर्वतोमुखंSarvatomukhaṁFacing every direction
मेघपुष्पंMeghapuṣpaṁFlower of clouds
घनरसःGhanarasaḥThick juice, decoction
वह्निमारकंVahnimārakaṁDestroyer of fire
दहनारातिःDahanārātiḥFire-enemy
नीचगंNīcagaṁ
कुलीनसंKulīnasaṁ
कृत्स्नंKṛtsnaṁ
कृपीटंKṛpīṭaṁ
पावनंPāvanaṁThe purifier–a name given to fire too
शरलकंŚaralakaṁ
तृषाहंTṛṣāhaṁThirst destroying

3 thoughts on “What is water called in Sanskrit”

    1. It’s a great privilege to have you check and comment on this website, dear Victor. We will be greatly illuminated with the depth of knowledge that you bring. Thanks for your time!

  1. Very good keep it its very useful for us good job for serve Sanskrit
    पठतु संस्कृतं लिखतु संस्कृतं वदतु संस्कृतं
    जयतु संस्कृतं

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