Ghanashyam (Sanskrit घनश्याम) is ancient Sanskrit word which is also a name of Lord Krishna. Ghanashyam literally means as dark as cloud.
Mention of Ghanashyam is found in Vishnu Puran (विष्णु पुराण) in which Ghanashyam is another name of Lord Krishna.
Ghanashyam is also mentioned in Mahanatak (महानाटक) where Ghanashyam is used as a name of Lord Ram. This name s also found to be referred in the writings of Panini (पाणिनि) and Kashika-Vritti (काशिका-वृत्ति) where Ghanashyam refers to dark like a cloud.
Ghanashyam is a very popular name in India. However it is adopted by some 300 people in India as the name of their children. Ghanashyam is not adopted by the people of the USA as the name of their babies. Ghanashyam is a long (as syllables 4) and very hard to pronounce name.
In our opinion Ghanashyam is a very nice and unique name. Ghanashyam also has a great meaning. Ghanashyam has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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