Anagatavidhatri, aka: Anagata-vidhatri, Anāgatavidhātṛ; 2 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Anāgatavidhātṛ can be transliterated into English as Anagatavidhatr or Anagatavidhatri, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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Anāgatavidhātri (अनागतविधात्रि) or Anāgatavidhātṛ is the name of a fish (matsya), according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 59. Accordingly, “... of old time there were three fish in a lake near a river, one was called Anāgatavidhātri, a second Pratyutpannamati, and the third Yadbhaviṣya, and they were companions... ”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Anāgatavidhātri, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Anāgatavidhātṛ (अनागतविधातृ).—m. [anāgatam uddiśya vidadhāti] one who provides for the future, provident, prudent (used as the name of a fish in Pt.1.138; H.4.6); अनागत- विधाता च प्रत्युत्पन्नमतिस्तथा । द्वावेतौ सुखमेधेते यद्भविष्यो विनश्यति (anāgata- vidhātā ca pratyutpannamatistathā | dvāvetau sukhamedhete yadbhaviṣyo vinaśyati) || (where Dr. Peterson translates the three names by 'Mr. Provider-against-a-future-evil', 'Mr. Cool-head', and 'Mr. what-will-be-will-be').

Anāgatavidhātṛ is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms anāgata and vidhātṛ (विधातृ).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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