Sharika (Sanskrit शारिका) is the ancient Sanskrit name which literally means a kind of bird commonly called Maina. Sharika is also used for the stick used to play any musical instrument.
Mention of the Sanskrit name Sharika is found in the Epic Unadi-Sutra (उणादि-सूत्र) in which this word refers to the act of playing at chess.
Sharika is also found references in Buddhist literature as the name of a woman. This name also founds reference in the writings of lexicographers like Hemchandra and Amar Singh where Sharika denotes a stick that is used to play musical instruments called Vina (वीणा).
Reference of Sharika finds mention in Kathasaritsagara (कथासरित्सागर), as a form of Goddess Durga (दुर्गा), so it is a another name of Goddess Durga.
Sharika is a very popular name in the USA as it is shown in the chart here. Sharika is in trend since 1973 till now. Sharika was most popular in the years between the years 1975 to 1993 when it was used by 50-90 people per year as the name of their children. Sharika is a bit popular in India.
Sharika is a nice and sweet name. Sharika also has a nice meaning attached to it.
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