Sumantra (Sanskrit सुमन्त्र) is ancient name of Sanskrit origin which literally means following good advice. Sumantra also means good adviser.
Sumantra is an ancient name of Sanskrit origin, which founds reference in various Epics of Hindu mythology.
Reference of Sumantra is found in Kathasaritsagar (कथासरित्सागर), here this word refers to the act of following good advice. This name is also mentioned in Indische Studien where this is the name of a preceptor.
Mention of Sumantra is also found in the Ramayana, where Sumantra is a friend, minister and charioteer of King Dashrath (दशरथ). This name is also found to be referred in Vishnu Puran where Sumantra is the name of a son of Antariksha (अन्तरीक्ष).
Sumantra is not a popular name in the USA. Sumantra is a somewhat popular name in India. Here it is used by few people as the name of their children.
In our opinion Sumantra is a nice name with a unique meaning. Sumatra is also a different kind of name, it is not common or usual.
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