Anandapura, Ānandapura, Ananda-pura: 6 definitions

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Anandapura means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India. 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)

[«previous next»] — Anandapura in Purana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Skanda-purana

Ānandapura (आनन्दपुर) is another name for Camatkārapura.—King Camatkāra of Ānarta built and gifted a city to Brāhmaṇas. The city was named “Camatkārapura” after the name of the donor. It is called “Ānandapura” and “Nāgara”, synonyms of modern Vadnagara. It is the home of Nāgara Brāhmaṇas of Gujarat.

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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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India history and geography

Source: archive.org: Geography in Ancient Indian inscriptions

Ānandapura (आनन्दपुर).—The Sarsavni plates of Buddharāja and the Alina grant of Śīlāditya VII were issued from Ānandpura (Ānandapura). This place was the royal residence of King Buddharāja. During Maitraka regime, it was Ihe headquarters of a viṣaya having the same name. Dr. Altekar identified the city of Ānandapura with modern Vadnagar, fourteen kilometres from Visnagar, the headquarters of a taluq of the same name in the Mehsana district. Professor Kielhorn, however, identified Ānandapura with Anand, the chief town of a subdivision of the same name in Kaira district, twenty-one miles south-east of Kaira. The latter view is supported by the fact that the village Kumārivaḍao (modem Kawarwara) granted bythe charter of Buddharāja is much nearer to Anand than to Vadnagar.

Source: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions

Ānandapura (आनन्दपुर) or Ānandapuravāsaka is a place-name classified as a vāsaka (abode or inhabitation) and mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Ānandapuravāsaka has been mentioned as a camp of victory. Ānandapura literally means “a city of pleasure”. It has not been identified so far.

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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

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anandapura in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ānandapura (आनन्दपुर):—[=ā-nanda-pura] [from ā-nanda > ā-nand] n. Name of a town.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Ānandapura (आनन्दपुर):—[(ā + pura)] n. Nomen proprium einer Stadt [Oxforder Handschriften 339,b,2. 405,b, No. 10.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Ānandapura (आनन्दपुर):—n. Nomen proprium einer Stadt.

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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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