Sanskrit name Pulastya refers to an ancient sage who was born from the mind of Lord Brahma. Pulastya also refers to someone with straight hair or smooth hair.
Reference of Pulastya is found in various Epics of Hindu mythology like Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद), Pravar (प्रवर) texts and Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति).
Pulastya is found to be mentioned in Mahabharata (महाभारत), Arthav Veda, Pravar Texts and Manu-Smiriti where Pulastya is an ancient Rishi (ऋषि) or Saint who was born from the mind of Lord Brahma. This word is also found to be referred in the writings of Sir Monier-Williams where Pulastya refers to a person with smooth or straight hairs.
As per Shivageeta (शिवगीता), Pulastya is the name of Lord Shiva.
According to the chart shown here Pulastya is not a popular name in either of the countries. As per social media records, Pulastya is adopted by a mere 19 people in India as the name of their children.
Pulastya is a short and stylish name. Pulastya also has some sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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