In this article, the author tries to go beyond the traditionally accepted etymologies behind the origin of the word Kashmir According to Auriel Stein, in his translation of Rajtaranghani, name ‘Kashmir’ is ancient and linguistic sciences can furnish no clue to its origin nor to analyse its formation. The ‘mystical’ legend that has been popular for years is that the region was a mythological lake called ‘Satisar’ which was drained by meditation of a sage…