Anala, aka: Analā; 13 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism


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: Puranic Encyclopaedia

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
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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)

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: Wisdom Library: Śaivism

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: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva
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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)

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.

Source: The effect of Samvatsaras: Satvargas
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Jyotiṣa (ज्योतिष, jyotisha or jyotish) basically refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents one of the six additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas. Jyotiṣa 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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Itihasa (narrative history)

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.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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Itihasa (इतिहास, itihāsa) refers to ‘epic history’ and represents a branch of Sanskrit literature which popularly includes 1) the eighteen major Puranas, 2) the Mahabharata and 3) the Ramayana. It is a branch of Vedic Hinduism categorised as smriti literature (‘that which is remembered’) as opposed to shruti literature (‘that which is transmitted verbally’).

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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anala : (m.) fire.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise 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)

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

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

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anala (अनल).—m Fire.

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

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: 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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