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Swati (Devanagari स्वाति, Transliteration IAST svāti, also found svātī́) According to some [1] is a feminine noun of unknown derivation or ′su′ + ′ati′ (″Great goer″, in reference to its remoteness) meaning very beneficent. Probably referring to its brightness call ″the real pearl″ in Bhartṛhari's kāvyas.[2] It was the name of one of the wives [3] of the Moon in Hindu Epics and the Sanskrit name of Arcturus as well as of the nakshatra (lunar mansion) associated with Arcturus in Hindu astrology.

Swati is a very common Hindu name. Also spelled Swathi.

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