Anala, Analā: 20 definitions


Anala means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Analā (अनला).—A daughter of Dakṣa. Some of the other daughters are Aditi, Diti, Danu, Kālikā, Tāmrā, Krodhavaśā, Manu and Analā. These daughters were married to Kaśyapa, son of Marīci. Trees, creepers etc. owe their origin to Analā. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇya kāṇḍa, Canto 14).

2) Analā (अनला).—Another Analā is referred to in Verse 71, Chapter 66 of Ādi Parva, in Mahābhārata This Analā was the wife of Kaśyapa and a great granddaughter of Krodhavaśā, the daughter of Dakṣa. Krodhavaśā begot Śvetā, and she Surabhī; Rohiṇī was the daughter of Surabhī and Analā was Rohiṇī’s daughter.

3) Analā (अनला).—Daughter of Mālyavān born of Sundarī. She was married to Viśvāvasu. Kumbhīnasī was her daughter. (Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Uttarakāṇḍa).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Anala (अनल).—A Vasava, (tejas) has a son Kumāra through Svāhā. Śākha, Viśākha, and Naigameya were other sons (see agni). Married Śivā, daughter of Hari and had two sons born with qualities of fire. Father of Skanda and Sanatkumāra.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 3. 21; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 21-5; 203. 3; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 110, 115; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 20, 24.

1b) A chief monkey.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 7. 235.

1c) A hill of the Rākṣasas.*

  • * Vāyu-purāṇa 39. 53.

1d) (agni)—one became threefold at the instance of Purūravas;1 the presiding deity of svarṇa or gold;2 different kinds of;3 five kinds of, overcome by Kṛṣṇa in Bāṇa's war.4

  • 1) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 6. 94.
  • 2) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 1. 14.
  • 3) Vā 53. 5.
  • 4) Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 33. 20.

1e) The son of Niṣadha and father of Nabhas.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 4. 106.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Anala (अनल) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.44.4, IX.44.32) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Anala) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

Anala (अनल) is the Sanskrit name of a deity presiding over Bāḍabāmukha, one of the sixty-eight places hosting a svāyambhuvaliṅga, which is one of the most sacred of liṅgas according to the Śaivāgamas. Alternatively, this deity could be Dānavāri. The list of sixty-eight svāyambhuvaliṅgas and presiding deities (eg., Anala) is found in the commentary on the Jirṇoddhāra-daśaka by Nigamajñānadeva. The word liṅga refers to a symbol used in the worship of Śiva and is used thoughout Śaiva literature, such as the sacred Āgamas.

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Anala (अनल) or Analāgama refers to one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The Śaivāgamas are divided into four groups viz. Śaiva, Pāśupata, Soma and Lākula. Śaiva is further divided in to Dakṣiṇa, Vāma and Siddhānta (eg., anala).

Source: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

Anala (अनल) is the name of a Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and together with Ambikā they preside over Virajā: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra. Their weapon is the mudrā and paṭṭiśa. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas

Anala (अनल) or Nala refers to the fiftieth saṃvatsara (“jovian year)” in Vedic astrology.—The native who is born in the ‘samvatsara’ of ‘anala’ is gifted with good sense (intelligence), is deft or expert in the trade of things produced (or obtained from) in water, is of good character, a little wealthy, restless, and is a supporter of many.

According with Jataka Parijata, the person born in the year anala (2036-2037 AD) will be a donor endowed with many liberal virtues, tranquil and well-behaved.

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Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.

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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Shodhganga: Edition translation and critical study of yogasarasamgraha

Anala (अनल) is another name for “Agni” and is dealt with in the 15th-century Yogasārasaṅgraha (Yogasara-saṅgraha) by Vāsudeva: an unpublished Keralite work representing an Ayurvedic compendium of medicinal recipes. The Yogasārasaṃgraha [mentioning anala] deals with entire recipes in the route of administration, and thus deals with the knowledge of pharmacy (bhaiṣajya-kalpanā) which is a branch of pharmacology (dravyaguṇa).

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II)

Anala (अनल) is the name of a Kṣetrapāla (field-protector) and together with Ambikā Devī they preside over Virajā: one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18). Their weapon is the mudrā and paṭṭiśa and their abode is the āmra-tree. A similar system appears in the tradition of Hindu Tantrims, i.e., in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22), which belongs to the Śākta sect or Śaivism.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Anala.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘three’. Note: anala is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anala : (m.) fire.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Anala, (adj.) (an + ala) 1. not sufficient, not enough; unable, impossible, unmanageable M.I, 455; J.II, 326 = IV. 471. — 2. dissatisfied, insatiate J v.63 (= atitta C.). ‹-› 3. °ṃ kata dissatisfied, satiated, S.I, 15 (kāmesu). (Page 31)

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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anala (अनल).—m S Fire. Ex. of comp. kāmānala, krōdhā- nala, kṣudhānala, tṛṣānala, viraha-viyōga-śōka- &c. anala.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anala (अनल).—m Fire.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anala (अनल).—[nāsti alaḥ paryāptiryasya, bahudāhyadahane'pi tṛpterabhāvāt Tv.; cf. nāgnistṛpyati kāṣṭhānām; said by some to be from an to breathe].

1) Fire.

2) Agni or the god of fire. See अग्नि (agni).

3) Digestive power, gastric juice; मन्दः संजायतेऽनलः (mandaḥ saṃjāyate'nalaḥ) Suśr.

4) Wind.

5) Bile.

6) One of the 8 Vasus, the fifth.

7) Name of Vāsudeva.

8) Names of various plants; चित्रक, रक्तचित्रक (citraka, raktacitraka) Plumbago Zeylanica and Rosea, भल्लातक (bhallātaka) the marking-nut tree.

9) The letter र् (r).

1) The number three.

11) (Astr.) The 5th year of Bṛhaspati's cycle.

12) The third lunar mansion कृत्तिका (kṛttikā).

13) A variety of Pitṛdeva or manes (kavyavāho'nalaḥ somaḥ).

14) [anān prāṇān lāti ātmatvena] The soul (jīva).

15) Name of Viṣṇu (na nalati gandhaṃ prakaṭayati na badhyate vā nal-ac).

16) The Supreme Being. cf. अनेलो राज्ञि नाले च पुंस्यग्न्यौषधिभेदयोः (anelo rājñi nāle ca puṃsyagnyauṣadhibhedayoḥ) Nm.

17) Anger; करिणां मुदे सनलदानलदाः (kariṇāṃ mude sanaladānaladāḥ) Ki.5.25.

Derivable forms: analaḥ (अनलः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Aṇāla (अणाल).—(so Lefm. with some mss.) or Anāla (so Calcutta (see LV.) with best mss.), name of a town: Lalitavistara 406.20 (prose) °lam, acc. sg.

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Anala (अनल).—name of a king: Gaṇḍavyūha 154.20; 155.12 ff.

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Anāla (अनाल).—see Aṇāla.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anala (अनल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. A name of Agni or fire. 2. One of the eight Vasus or demigods so called. 3. Bile. 4. A plant, (Plumbago zeylanica and rosea.) E. an to be, kalac aff.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Anala (अनल).—[masculine] fire or the god of fire.

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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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