Vayu वायु

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  • Hindi (Sanskrit) वायु

Vayu meaning: Vital Air

Vayu name meaning

Literal meaning of Vayu:

Vayu (Sanskrit वायु) is an ancient word of Sanskrit origin which literally means air. Vayu also refers to breath, vital air and God of Wind.

Intended meaning of Vayu:

Mention of Vayu is found in Epics like Riga Veda (ऋग् वेद) and Mahabharata (महाभारत) where Vayu is one of the five elements from which human body is made of. This name is also referenced in Eesh-Upnishad (ईश-उपनिषद्) where Vayu refers to the breath or breathing.
Reference of Vayu is also found in Vishnu Puran in which as Lord Vishnu is water of fragrance as the purifying smell of the earth. Lord Vishnu himself approaches all places irrespectively. Vayu is also mentioned in Harivansh (हरिवंश), Saankhyakaarika (सांख्यकारिका) and Vedantsaar (वेदान्तसार) where Vayu signifies wind of the body or the vital air.

Popularity of Vayu

Vayu is a very popular name in India. However, Vayu is not adopted many people of the India as the name of their children. Vayu is not a popular name in the USA as it is not adopted by any people of the USA as the name of their kids.

Vayu is a short and beautiful name. Vayu also has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.

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More about Vayu

  • Vayu Deva, the Lord of the winds, the father of Bhima and the spiritual father of Lord Hanuman.
  • The Vayu Purana is a Shaiva Purana, a Hindu religious text, dedicated to the god Vayu, containing about 24,000 shlokas.
  • The Vayusena Medal is an Indian military decoration, usually awarded in peacetime for a job well done.
  • Vayu Stuti is one of the most famous Stutis composed by Sri Trivikrama Panditacharya in praise of Sri Madhvacharya, the founder of the Dvaita school of philosophy.

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