Many people wonder why I chose the name Yadu Karu as my internet name. Some may understand it, some may don't. Whenever I talk or interview different people and introduce my blog. The cloud of curiosity (and even confusion) easily dominates their minds. The more I explain, the more I get tired of explaining. I do not mean to be rude but I do not want the "magic" easily diminish because of unveiling the mystery behind the name.
Yadu Karu was derived from the YU-GI-OH! card game. Originally it is Yado Karu, I change the vowel o to u for no reason at all. My younger brother used to play this card game before, when this game was popular in the Philippines (I don't know today). I chose the name by instinct, because I believe there will be significant things that will going to happen. In 2006, I first used this name in Friendster and the rest is history.
I also research the name Yadu Karu, and found out that Yadu Karu is more of an Indian thing than Japanese (as may sound). The name Yadu can be found in Indian Literature. As describe in their Hindu epic, "he is self-respecting and very established ruler." This is an excerpt from an article in Wikipedia.
Yadu (Sanskrit: यदु) is one of the five Indo-Aryan tribes (panchajana, panchakrishtya or panchamanusha) mentioned in the Rig Veda (I.54.6, I.108.7, X.62.10).
The Hindu epic Mahabharata, the Harivamsha and the Puranas mention Yadu as the eldest son of king Yayati and his queen Devayani. The prince of King Yayati, Yadu was a self-respecting and a very established ruler. According to the Vishnu Purana, the Bhagavata Purana and the Garuda Purana, Yadu had four sons, while according to the rest of the Puranas he had five sons. The names of his sons are: Sahasrajit (or Sahasrada), Kroshtu (or Kroshta), Nila, Antika and Laghu. The kings between Budha and Yayati were known as Somavanshi. According to a narrative found in the Mahabharata, and the Vishnu Purana, Yadu refused to exchange his years of youth with his father Yayati. So he was cursed by Yayati that none of Yadu's progeny shall possess the dominion under his father's command. Thereby, he could not have carried on the same dynasty, called Somavamshi. Notably, the only remaining dynasty of King Puru was entitled to be known as Somavamshi. Thereby King Yadu ordered that the future generations of his would be known as Yadavas and the dynasty would be known as Yaduvamshi. The generations of Yadu had an unprecedented growth and got divided into two branches.
Yadu is also common Indian name. You will find a lot of them from ordianry people to famous personalities in India.
On the other hand, the last name Karu is a name of a place not only found in Southwest India, but also in Estonia and Nigeria.
So what's the connection of it to me? Well, as what Neil Armstrong said, " Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."
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