Nirgun (Sanskrit निर्गुण) is an ancient Sanskrit word which literally means without attribute or without properties.
Reference of Nirgun is found in Vishnu Puran as a name of Lord Vishnu where He is pure consciousness and devoid of or transcends all constituents.
Mention of Nirgun is also found in Katyayan-Shraut-Sutra (कात्यायन-श्रौत-सूत्र) where Nirgun means having no epithet.
Nirgun is also referenced in Kavya literature where Nirgun denotes having no cord or string. This word is also mentioned in Upnishad (उपनिषद्) where Nirgun refers to devoid of all qualities or properties. Mention of Nirgun is found in Mahabharata and Ramayana where Nirgun refers to having no good qualities or virtues, bad, worthless, vicious.
Nirgun is not a very popular name in either India or USA. As per social media records, Nirgun is adopted by some 17 people in India as the name of their children.
Nirgun is a unique name with a negative meaning. Nirgun has mythological significance attached to it.
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