From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By M. A. Alwar

Sometimes transliterated as: Urmi, Urmi, UUrmi

Ūrmi means waves.


Ūrmi can be used in feminine as well as masculine form.


It is derived from ṛ + mi by Uṇādi Sūtra from “arterudādeśaśca" which means “The flag flew as if the wave of the heavenly ganges”.[1]


  1. Light
  2. Speed
  3. Destruction
  4. Fold of cloth
  5. Feeling
  6. Sport[2]
  7. Intensity[3]

Textual References

In Bhāgavata Tīkā

It has been stated in the bhāgavata ṭīkā that:
“sorrow, love, oldage, death, hunger and thirst are six intensities.”

In Literary Works

In one of the literary works it has been stated that:
“The longings are of six types: Hunger, thirst, longings of the mind and self, sorrow, love, old age and death of the body”.

By Vaijayantī

The vaijayantī states that it also stands for six types of a horse’s movement.
“The horses which are ready and ready to run, have great speed and that is known as ūrmi”.

By Māgha

Māgha uses the bosoms with the pace of ūrmi.


  1. Uṇādi Sūtra 12.54
  2. According to Medinī.
  3. According to Hemacandra.
  • Shabdakalpadrumah by Raja Radhakantdev, Varadaprasada Vasu, Haricarana Vasu