In Hinduism, Ira (ईर) is the name of the wind-god who is the father of the monkey god Hanuman. His name means "wind" in Sanskrit. Feminine Ira (इरा), however, is the daughter of Daksha who was married to the sage Kashyap. Furthermore, Ira is also another name for the goddess Sarasvati. Ira ( इरा ) has a variety of meanings in Sanskrit, ranging from "speech", "comfort", "earth", "refreshment; water" to "enjoyment".