Nahush (Sanskrit नहुष) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means neighbour or kindred. Nahush also refers to fellow man.
Mention of Nahush is found in Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) as a son of Manu (मनु) and one of the authors of Riga Veda.
Nahush is also found to be mentioned in Ramayan (रामायण) and Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) where Nahush is the name of an ancient king who is son of Ambrish (अम्बरीष).
Reference of Nahush is also found in Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Harivansh (हरिवंश) as a serpent demon. This name is also mentioned in Purans where Nahush is a king of lunar dynasty and son of Indumati and Ayus.
Nahush was the husband of Asokasundari the daughter of Shiva and the father of Yayati, as per mentioned in Purana. Nahush is another name of Lord Krishna and Lord Vishnu as he confounds every being with his illusive powers or maya.
Nahush is a somewhat popular name in India Nahush is used by 100 people in India as per social media records. Nahush is not a popular name in the USA.
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