Rudra रुद्र

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  • 2 syllables and 5 letters
  • pronounced as rudra
  • Hindi (Sanskrit) रुद्र

Rudra meaning: Bestowing Strength

Rudra name meaning

Literal meaning of Rudra:

Rudra literally refers to dreadful or terrible. Rudra also means howling, roaring or crying.

Intended meaning of Rudra:

Rudra is another name of Lord Shiva. In his Rudra form Lord Shiva uplifts those in distress, thus earning their praises.
Mention of this name is also found in Riga Veda (ऋग्-वेद) and Arthav Veda (अथर्व-वेद) with meanings like crying, howling, roaring, dreadful, terrific, terrible and horrible.
Reference of Rudra is found also in Naighuntuk (नैघण्टुक) where Rudra depicts shining, glittering, strong or bestowing strength.
Rudra is also found to be referred in Kathasaritsagar (कथासरित्सागर) and Rajtarangini (राजतरंगिणी) as name of several people.
Rudra also founds reference in Varah-Mihir-Brihat-Sanhita (वराह-मिहिर-बृहत्-संहिता) where Rudra denotes the number 11.

Popularity of Rudra

US Popularity Trend for Rudra

According to the graph shown here Rudra is a famous name in the USA. This name is adopted by nearly 250 people of the USA as the name of their children. This is a very famous name in India as it is a name of Lord Shiva. Rudra is adopted by more than 1450 people in India as the name of their babies.

Rudra is a name with a deep meaning attached to it. Rudra also has great sort of mythological significance in Hindu mythology.

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More about Rudra

  • Rudra Pandey is a Nepali entrepreneur.
  • Rudra Simhasanam is a Malayalam movie.
  • Rudra Pasupathi Nayanar is the 16th Nayanar saint.
  • Rudra Avtar is a composition and epic poetry under title Ath Rudra Avtar Kathan.
  • Rudra Pratap is an Indian Engineer and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
  • Rudra is a Indian Kannada action film.
  • Rudra is a Singaporean band.
  • Rudra is a spider genus of the Salticidae family
  • In Hinduism, the Rudra Sampradaya is one of four Vaishnava sampradayas, a tradition of disciplic succession in the religion.
  • The rudra veena, is a large plucked string instrument used in Hindustani classical music, one of the major types of veena played in Indian classical music.

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