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A name for Vishnu.
used in India.
Narayana (Sanskrit: नारायण, IAST: Nārāyaṇa) is one of the forms and names of Vishnu, who is in yogic slumber under the celestial waters, referring to the masculine principle. He is also known as Purushottama, and is considered the Supreme Being in Vaishnavism.
Maha-Narayana is a Vedic Supreme God in Hinduism, venerated as the Supreme Being in Vaishnavism. He is also known as Vishnu and Hari and is venerated as Purushottama or Supreme Purusha in Hindu sacred texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, the Vedas and the Puranas. Narayana is the name of the Supreme God in his infinite all pervading form. He is the Supreme Purusha of Purusha Sukta. The Puranas present a seemingly divergent, but accurate description of Narayana. The fifth verse of the Narayana Sukta, a hymn in Yajurveda, states that Narayana pervades whatever is seen or heard in this universe from inside and outside alike. Another important translation of Narayana is The One who rests on Water. The waters are called narah, [for] the waters are, indeed, produced by Nara [the first Being]; as they were his first residence [ayana], he is called Narayana. In Sanskrit, "Nara" can also refer to all human beings or living entities. Therefore, another meaning of Narayana is Resting place for all living entities. The close association of Narayana with water explains the frequent depiction of Narayana in Hindu art as standing or sitting on an ocean.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Narayana is ranked #69392 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Narayana surname appeared 283 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Narayana.
87.2% or 247 total occurrences were Asian.
7% or 20 total occurrences were White.
3.8% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of narayana in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of narayana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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