Origin: Greek, Hindu
Meaning: nut tree
In Greek mythology, Karya is one of the Hamadryades, eight nymphs who presided over a particular tree. Karya is the nymph of the nut tree- walnut, hazel and the sweet chestnut.
There’s also another myth in which Karya was a Lakonian maiden who was loved by the god Dionysos. Her two sisters tried to prevent the liaison and in return, Dionysos drove them mad and they were later transformed into stone. Somehow Karya died and was changed into a nut tree.
Karya is also a word/concept in Hindi, referring to something (an action whether good or bad) that is done.
Kārya is also a concept in Vedanta, a Hindu philosophy, which stands for effect (kārana is cause)..