Anandaja, Ānandaja, Ananda-ja: 5 definitions


Anandaja 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.

In Hinduism

Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Source: Shodhganga: The Kavyavilasa of Ciranjiva Bhattacarya (natyashastra)

Ānandaja (आनन्दज) refers to “produced from joy”, representing one of the two types of the “sentiment of wonder” as defined by Cirañjīva Bhaṭṭācārya (fl. 17th century) and Bharata in his Nāṭyaśāstra.Though Cirañjīva has not said anything about the varieties of adbhuta-rasa, Bharata, the author of the Nāṭyaśāstra, has mentioned two kinds of adbhutadivya which is heavenly miracles and ānandaja which is produced from joy.

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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ānandaja (आनन्दज).—a. caused by joy (as tears).

Ānandaja is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ānanda and ja (ज).

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

1) Ānandaja (आनन्दज):—[=ā-nanda-ja] [from ā-nanda > ā-nand] mfn. proceeding from joy, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

2) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a teacher

3) [v.s. ...] n. semen virile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

[Sanskrit to German]

Anandaja in German

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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 (even English!). 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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