Sanskrit name Hamsa ( हंसा ) means 'The swan'. Hamsa is vehicle of Brahma and His consort Saraswatri, which in this case represents knowledge.
According to Vishnu Sahasranama Hamsa is the 191st name of Vishnu as 'the Destroyer Of Fear' - He destroys the fear of samsara of those who meditate on Him. It also means He who moves in all bodies.
Hamsa is one of Ganesha's name which means Chaste - The Supreme Being is chaste and virtuous.
So Hamsa also means the mover, the sun or Vital breath .
The Goddess Who is the "Hamsa" chant
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