Ancient Sanskrit word Kesar literally refers to saffron. Kesar also refers to fibre, Indian rose and Spanish cherry.
Reference of the Sanskrit word Kesar is found in Vajsaneyiya-Sanhita (वाजसनेयि-संहिता) where Kesar means hair. Kesar is also mentioned in Ramayan (रामायण), Sushrut (सुश्रुत) and Shakuntala (शकुन्तला) in which Kesar depicts the filament of lotus or any vegetable.
Kesar is also found to be referred in Sushrut (सुश्रुत) where Kesar denotes fiber. Mention of this name is also found in Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Kesar is the name of a mountain.
Kesar is a bit popular name in the USA. Kesar is used by less than 10 people of the USA as the name of their kids. It is somewhat popular name in India as it is used by some 140 people in India as the name of their babies.
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