Parthasarathy --- What's in a name ?
1. What does "Parthasarathy" mean ?Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about my name :
Thus, in Hindu mythology, the name Parthasarathy is associated with images of: a humble driver (sarathy), a dutiful warrior (partha), and the greatest teacher of all times (Parthasarathy).
The sayings of Lord Krishna, compiled under the name: Bhagavatgita (also called as Gita) form the essence of the wisdom which leads and guides millions of Hindus around the world.
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2. What is my first-name/surname ?If the semantics of my name is typically Hindu, the syntax of my name is typically South-Indian. My name follows the patronymic system of naming. I do NOT have a first-name/prenom/Vorname.
My name is Parthasarathy which serves both as a first-name (given name) and as a surname. My friends call me Partha (which is only my nickname).
Officially, my full name is : S. Parthasarathy . The "S" in front denotes the name of my father: Srinivasan . You guessed it: my name is in two parts. The first part denotes my father, the second part denotes me. This chaining of names continues across generations. My father, Rangachari Srinivasan , carries his fatherīs name (Rangachari) . I am Srinivasan Parthasarathy . My son is Parthasarathy Parishram . His son/daughter would be Parishram ???? . In the case of girls, the first part (fatherīs name) gets replaced by the husbandīs name when they get married. Thus, my daughter: Parthasarathy Prayathna will become xxx Prayathna when she gets married.
In computer science, this arrangement is known as a linked list with backward pointers.
The advantages of this scheme are manifold. It is very easy to trace the family tree with this method.
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