In Sanskrit, Saket (Sanskrit: साकेत) means Heaven, thus a place where God resides. Saket can be alternatively used for Heaven. Saket was the ancient name of the city of Ayodhya, an important Hindu religious place, said to be the birthplace of Lord Rama. Saket was the name of the famous epic Hindi poetic work of Maithili Sharan Gupt, an account of the Ramayana through the eyes of Urmila, a lesser known character. When used as a name Saket is usually spelled as "Saketh". In Telugu, "Saketh" is written like this: సకేథ్ . Many sources claim that "Saketh" means an ambitious man/boy, who likes striving towards a goal by themselves.
In Buddhism, the place is thought to be where the sons of Okkaka founded a city.