Pushkal (Sanskrit पुष्कल) is an ancient Sanskrit word which is also a name of Lord Shiva. Pushkal means excellent, strong, best and powerful.
Pushkal finds mention in the Ramayana where Pushkal is the name of a son of Bharata (भरत). Pushkal founds reference in Epics like Mahabharata (महाभारत) and Kavya literature where Pushkal means numerous, much, many and abundant.
Mention of Pushkal is also found in Arthav Veda (अथर्व वेद) with meanings like magnificent, full, rich, complete, strong, powerful and excellent. This name is also mentioned in Shivgita (शिवगीता) as another name of Lord Shiva.
Pushkal also founds to be referred in Harivansh (हरिवंश) where Pushkal is used for loud, resonant and resounding. Lexicographers like Hemchandra and Halayudh have also used this name in their writings where Pushkal signifies pure or purified.
Pushkal is not a very popular name in either India or USA. Pushkal is adopted by some 95 people in India as the name of their children. Pushkal is not adopted by any person of the USA as the name of their kids.
Pushkal is a short, sweet and beautiful name. Pushkal has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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