The meaning of my name!

I was told this by one of my Sanskrit teachers back in school.

The word ‘Manoj’ is a ‘samaasa‘ (compound word) in Sanskrit. (To be specific, it is Avayeebhaava samaasa).
It derives from the explanation: ‘manasi jaatah iti Manojah‘, meaning “he is born in the mind, hence he is ‘Manoj’”. When expanded:
Manasi = in the mind
jaatah = born
iti = therefore/that’s why/hence
Manojah = he is Manoj

It is used often as a reference to Kaamdev (the God of Love, in Hindu mythology, who was burned to ashes by Lord Shiva’s third eye). It is said that Lord Kaama was born in the mind (of Lord Brahma, the creator).

Thanks to this post that reminded me of it. 🙂


18 responses to “The meaning of my name!”

  1. Born in the mind.. Suits your character perfectly :). Hahahahha. Now I should do some research on my name. I know its meaning. But dunno what samaasa it is 😛 😛

    • Haha.. Thank you 😛

      I don’t think it is a samaasa. Tejaswi means one with tejas, one who is made of light. 🙂

  2. Manoj (MANOJAH)

    MANO- the meaning of the name Mano is: An abbreviation of Manuel ‘God is with us’ or ‘God be with us’

    JAH – Short form of The Most High GOD (The Only True GOD) also prenounced as YAH i.e. YAHWEH 

    for example : Hallelujah – Praise be to YAH 

    The name Manoj/Manojah can therefore be described as a request asking The Most High GOD YAHWEH to be with us (human beings)

    In Israel People used to name their children using GOD’s name in the prefix or suffix

    See more examples in Hebrew names

    People with this name tend to be born in the mind in other words enlightened ONLY if they pursue their inner voice

    People with this name have a deep inner need for quiet, and a desire to understand and analyze the world they live in, and to learn the deeper truths.

    People with this name are excellent at analyzing, understanding, and learning. They tend to be mystics, philosophers, scholars, and teachers. Because they live so much in the mind, they tend to be quiet and introspective, and are usually introverts. When presented with issues, they will see the larger picture. Their solitary thoughtfulness and analysis of people and world events may make them seem aloof, and sometimes even melancholy.

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