Karanam (Sanskrit कारणं) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means an instrument, Karanam also refers to reason or cause.
Karanam finds reference in the Epic Vishnu in which Karanam is a name of Lord Vishnu as he is the instrument and cause in the creation of the universe.
Mention of Karanam is also found in Mahabharata (महाभारत), Katyayan-Shraut-Sutra (कात्यायन-श्रौत-सूत्र) and Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) in which Karanam means the cause of anything. This name is also mentioned in Yagyavalakya (याज्ञवल्क्य) and Bhagvat Gita (भगवद् गीता) where Karanam denotes an element or elementary matter. Karanam is also found to be referred in Raghuvansh (रघुवंश) as the name of a sense organ.
Karanam is referred in Kathasaritsagara in which this word means agency, instrumentality or condition. Karanam also finds reference in Lexicographers, esp. such as Amarasimha, Halayudha, Hemacandra where this word refers to a kind of musical instrument or a sort of song.
Karanam is a popular name in India. Karanam is adopted by more than 400 people in India as the name of their children. Karanam is not a popular name in the USA.
In our opinion Karanam is a very nice and has a great meaning attached to it. Karanam also has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
(Descendant of kruth)
(one who bestows courage and happiness)
(night of full moon in the month Karttika.)
(The Essence/wandering about)
(God of Saints)
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