Chandan is a boy’s name of Sanskrit origin, meaning “sandalwood.” This beautiful name is incredibly beloved in Hindu cultures. The sandalwood tree has great spiritual significance and is the home of the revered goddess Lakshmi. Sandalwood is often used when worshipping Shiva because it’s believed to exude spiritual energy that brings humans closer to the divine. If you’d like something a little more ethereal though, Chandan is similar to the name Chandani, which means “river of light” or “moonlight.” Whether you choose Chandan or Chandani, baby will rock their name with pride as they embark on their spiritual journey!
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