Sahasra


SahasraOrigin: Sanskrit
Meaning: “a thousand; infinite.”
Gender: Feminine
(suh-HAHS-rah)

The name is derived from the Sanskrit सहस्र (sahasra), which means “a thousand” or “infinite.” The name has the euphemism of “new beginnings.”

In India and Nepal, the Sahasra purna chandrodayam (the Celebration of 1000 Moons) is a festival that honours people who have made it to their 81st birthday (or 1000th moon).

The Sahasra Bahu Temple (the Temple of a thousand arms) is the name of an ancient temple in Rasjasthan, India, which honours Vishnu. Sahasra Banu (a thousand arms) is an epithet for the god Vishnu.

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