Aksa (Sanskrit अक्ष) is a Sanskrit word which literally means axle or axis. Aksa also refers to terrestrial latitude.
Aksa is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which refers to soul. Aksa also refers to axle or axis.
Reference of Aksa is found in various places like Ramayan, where it is the name of a son of Ravan. Aksa is also mentioned in Bhagvat-Puran where this name refers to a son of Nara or another name for Garuda.
Lexicographers like Amar Singh, Halayudh and Hemchandta have used word Aksa in their works refers the soul, knowledge or religious knowledge and the beam of balance or string which holds the pivot of a beam. Reference of Aksa is also found in Yagyavalakya where this name is used for a temporal bone.
Aksa is short but difficult to pronunce for non-Indians, so Aksa is not a popular name in USA. Aksa is not very popular in India right now. It is short, sweet and unique name with some mytological significance.
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