Kurma कुर्म

  • Suitable for Boy
  • Unique name
  • Easy to pronounce
  • 2 syllables and 5 letters
  • pronounced as kUrma
  • Hindi (Sanskrit) कुर्म

Tortoise Short Meaning

Literal meaning

Kurma (Sanskrit कूर्म) is an ancient Sanskrit word which literally means a tortoise, a turtle.

Intended meaning

Kurma is the Sanskrit word which is used to describe the earth as a tortoise swimming on the waters. Hence it is the name of the fourteenth chapter of Varaha-Mihira (वराह-मिहिर). Mention of Kurma is found in Narsingh-Puran (नरसिंह-पुराण) where Kurma is referred to as the second incarnation of Lord Vishnu as a tortoise. This name also founds reference in Vajsaneyiya-Sanhita (वाजसनेयि-संहिता) and Mahabharata with meanings like a tortoise or turtle. Kurma is also mentioned in Tanrasaar (तन्त्रसार) in which this word refers to a particular figure or intertwining of the fingers (मुद्रा). Kurma also founds to be mentioned in the Riga Veda where this is the name of a Rishi (ऋषि) or a saint.

Popularity of Kurma

Kurma is not a popular name in the USA. Kurma is a bit popular name in India. Here it is used by less people as the name of their children. In our opinion Kurma is a unique name with a nice meaning attached to it. Kurma has a great sort of mythological significance attached to it.

More about Kurma

  • In Hinduism, Kurma was the second Avatar of Vishnu, succeeding Matsya and preceding Varaha.
  • The Kurma Purana is one of the eighteen Mahapurana, a genre of Hindu religious texts.
  • Sir Kurma Venkata Reddy Naidu was an Indian lawyer, professor, politician and Justice Party leader who served as the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from 1 April 1937 to 14 July 1937.
  • Sheer Khurma is a festival vermicelli pudding prepared by Muslims on Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Spelling variations

  • Kurma
  • Koorma
  • Kurmaa
  • Khurmi
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