Anagatavidhatri, Anāgatavidhātṛ, Anagata-vidhatri: 5 definitions

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Anagatavidhatri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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

In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

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.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anāgatavidhātṛ (अनागतविधातृ).—m. 1. a cautious person. 2. the proper name of a fish, [Pañcatantra] 77, 9.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anāgatavidhātṛ (अनागतविधातृ):—[=an-āgata-vidhātṛ] [from an-āgata] m. ‘disposer of the future’, provident

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a fish, [Pañcatantra]

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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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