Sadhu (Sanskrit साधू) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin, which means peaceful, right, excellent, pure, virtuous and classic.. Sadhu is also a name of Lord Vishnu.
Sadhu finds reference in Sahashranama as the 243rd name of Lord Vishnu. Sadhu is also found to be referred in Brahma Puran as an incarnation of Lord Shiva. This name is also mentioned in Vishnu Puran as Lord Vishnu acts according to justice, achieves everything and he is the cause of everything.
Mention of Sadhu is also finds in Ramayan (रामायण), Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) and Shatpath-Brahman (शतपथ-ब्राह्मण) with meanings like kind, willing, obedient, successful, effective, not entangled, straightened, hitting the mark and unerring. Sadhu also finds mention in Manu-Smiriti (मनु-स्मृति) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Sadhu represents good, virtuous, honourable and righteous.
Sadhu is a less popular name in India. However Sadhu is adopted by about 115 people only as the name of their babies. Sadhu is not adopted by any person of the USA as the name of their kids.
Sadhu is a nice, unique and beautiful name. Sadhu has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.
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