Ancient Sanskrit name Murti (मूर्ति) literally means idol, shape, body or form. Murti also refers to statute, image or embodiment.
Murti founds reference in various Epics of Hindu mythology with different meanings depending on the context. Mention of Murti is found in Upnishad (उपनिषद्), Mahabharata and Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) where Murti means any solid body or material forms. Also in the Mahabharata, Murti is defined as anything which has definite shape or limits.
Reference of Murti is also found in Taittiriya-Brahman (तैत्तिरीय-ब्राह्मण) and Chaturvarg-Chintamani (चतुर्वर्ग-चिन्तामणि) with meanings like manifestation, incarnation, embodiment and personification especially Lord Shiva. This name also founds to be referred in Kavya and Indian Wisdom by Sir Monier-Williams where Murti refers to anything which has definite shape or limits.
Murti was a name of a son of Vashist वसिष्ठ as per mentinoned in Vishnu Puranas.
According to the popularity data, Murti is not a popular name in either India or the USA. In India, Murti is used by only few people as the name of their babies.
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