Anandarahita, Ānandarahita, Ananda-rahita: 1 definition



Anandarahita 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Anandarahita in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ānandarahita (आनन्दरहित) refers to one who is “cheerless”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.2.24. Accordingly as Brahmā narrated to Nārada:—“[...] once Śiva accompanied by Satī and seated on His Bull wandered over the Earth, in one of his sportive activities. Wandering over the ocean-girt Earth He reached Daṇḍaka forest [...] There Śiva saw Rāma who was searching for Sitā [...] [Rāma] was a heroic king of the solar race, son of Daśaratha, elder brother of Bharata. He had become cheerless (ānandarahita) and devoid of lustre”.

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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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