Dharma (Sanskrit धर्म) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which refers to good works, path of life, justice or duty.
Reference of Dharma is found in Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) where Dharma denotes law, ordinance, firm, practice, customary, duty, right and justice. Reference of this name is also found in Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद) as morality, virtue, religion and good works.
Mention of Dharma is also found in the Mahabharata (महाभारत), Harivansh (हरिवंश), Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) and Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) as one of the attendants of the Sun. Dharma is also found to be mentioned in the writings of Varah-Mihir (वराह-मिहिर) as the ninth mansion.
Dharma is the 403rd name of Lord Vishnu as listed in the Vishnu Sahasranama as the support because he supports all beings. As per mentioned in Harivansh Purana, Dharma was the father of Hari, Krsna and Narayana as the last being an incarnation of Maha Vishnu. And as a Prajapati, the husband of 13 daughters of Daksa.
Dharma is a popular name in the USA as it is shown in the chart above. Dharma is in trend since 1972 and till 2008 Dharma is adopted by more than 140 people in the USA as the name of their kids. Dharma is a pretty popular name in India also. As per social media, Dharma is adopted by more than 900 people here as the name of their kids.
Dharma is a nice name with a nice meaning attached to it. Dharma is also a stylish name. Dharma also has mythological significance attached to it.
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