Sanskrit name Harikesh (Sanskrit हरिकेश) literally means fair-headed or fair-haired.
Mention of Harikesh is found in Shiva Puran as another name of Lord Shiva as the Controller of the senses as he allows one to perceive the mundane world through the senses. Harikesh is also found to be referred in Mahabharata (महाभारत), Riga-Veda (ऋग्-वेद) and Vajsaneyiya-Sanhita (वाजसनेयि-संहिता) where Harikesh denotes a fair-headed person.
Harikesh is mentioned also in the Epic Vishnu Puran (विष्णु-पुराण) where Harikesh signifies one of the 7 principle rays of the sun. Reference of this word is found also in Bhagvat-Puran (भागवत-पुराण) and Riga Veda as name of various people.
Harikesh is not a popular name in the USA. Harikesh is not a very popular name in India either. Here Harikesh is adopted by less than 200 people as the name of their children.
Harikesh is an old stylish and unique kind of name. Harikesh also has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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