Talahassee, Florida. Home to one of the largest and deepest freshwater springs in the world – the Wakulla Springs.
It is said that ‘Wakulla’ is a Timucuan (Native American) word, and it is unlikely that its meaning will ever be known. Wikipedia says, ‘Wakulla’ may contain the word ‘kala’ which signified a ‘spring of water’ in some Native American Indian dialects’. This is where the Sanskrit connection is evident.
|‘Wakulla’ Springs, Tallahasee, Florida|
Lets look at the word through the Sanskrit lens. In Sanskrit ‘v’ (व) means water. ‘Kulya’ (कूल्या) means a ‘stream’, a ‘canal’ or a ‘water body’. Kulini (कूलिनी) means a ‘river’.
Talahasee has a similar meaning. In Sanskrit, ‘tala’ (तल) again means a water body or pond and ‘talak’ means ‘spring’. ‘Ulhas’ (उल्लस्) means joyful, cause movement, jump, shine forth or come forth. Talahasee therefore mean a place the ‘Water Springs Emerge’. Wakulla springs in Talahassee are said to be the largest freshwater springs anywhere in the world.