Anandi, Ānandī, Ānandi, Anāndi, Anamdi: 18 definitions

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Anandi means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Buddhism, Pali, 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

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Ānandī (आनन्दी) and [?] refers to the pair of Goddess and God appearing in the ninth Kalpa (aeon), according to the Kularatnoddyota.—Chapter nine of the Kularatnoddyota opens with the goddess asking how the Kula tradition (kulāmnāya) will be worshipped along with its mantras and Vidyās and who will bring it down (avatāraka) into the world in the various cosmic aeons (kalpa). After explaining that it is brought down into the world by incarnations or aspects of both the god and the goddess (aṃśamātra), the god goes on to list the names of these aspects—a goddess and her consort [i.e., Ānandī—?]—in nineteen aeons (kalpa), many of which we recognize from the earlier version in the Tantrasadbhāva.—(cf. Jayadrathayāmala-tantra of the Kāpālikas).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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India history and geography

Source: Wisdom Library: India History

Anandi (or, Anāndi) refers to one of the 84 castes (gaccha) in the Jain community according to Prof. H. H. Wilson. The Jain caste and sub-caste system was a comparatively later development within their community, and it may have arisen from the ancient classification of Brāhmaṇa, Kṣatriya, Vaiśya and Śūdra. Before distinction of these classes (such as Anandi), the society was not divided into distinct separate sections, but all were considered as different ways of life and utmost importance was attached to individual chartacter and mode of behaviour.

According to Dr. Vilas Adinath Sangava, “Jainism does not recognise castes (viz., Anandi) as such and at the same time the Jaina books do not specifically obstruct the observance of caste rules by the members of the Jaina community. The attitude of Jainism towards caste is that it is one of the social practices, unconnected with religion, observed by people; and it was none of its business to regulate the working of the caste system” (source).

The legendary account of the origin of these 84 Jain castes (e.g., Anandi) relate that once a rich Jain invited members of the Jain community in order to establish a vaiśya-mahāsabhā (i.e. Central Association of Traders). In response, 84 representatives came from different places, and they were later seen as the progenitors of these castes. Various sources however mention differences in the list.

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Ānandī (आनन्दी) is the name of the wife of Bhāskararāya (C. 1685-1775 C.E.): a polymath of 18th century and the son of Gambhīrarāya Bhāratī and Konamāmbā of Viśvāmitragotra and younger brother of Sakhārāma. Bhāskararāya married to Ānandī, who afterward became famous in the name of Padmāvatyambikā and by their union a boy namely Pāṇḍuraṅga took birth. He also married another lady namely Pārvatī during his tour to Gujarat. He migrated to the banks of Krishna river from Benares. Towards the end of his life, he resided at Bhāskararājapuram (on the banks of river Kāverī), gifted to him by the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur.

Source: What is India: Epigraphia Indica volume XXXI (1955-56)

Ānandī or Āṇandī is one of the Brāhmaṇa donees mentioned in the “Asankhali plates of Narasiṃha II” (1302 A.D.). When a grant was made to a large number of Brāhmaṇas, the chief amongst the donees seems to have been called Pānīyagrāhin especially. In the present record, though all the donees (e.g., Ānandī) are referred to as Pāṇigrāhi-mahājana, their list is headed by a Brāhmaṇa with Pāṇigrahī as his surname.

These copper plates (mentioning Ānandī) were discovered from the house of a Santal inhabitant of Pargana Asankhali in the Mayurbhanj State (Orissa). It was made when king Vīra-Narasiṃhadeva was staying at the Bhairavapura-kaṭaka (city, camp or residence).

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, 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

ānandī : (adj.) joyful.

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

Ānandī, (f.) (ā + nandī, cp. ānanda) joy, happiness in cpd. ānandi-citta J.VI, 589 (so read probably for ānandi vitta: see ānandati). (Page 100)

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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

ānandī (आनंदी).—a (ānanda) Gay, lively, ever joyous and gleeful.

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

ānandī (आनंदी).—a Gay, lively ānandita p Rejoiced.

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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 dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Ānandi (आनन्दि).—[ā-nand-in]

1) Joy, happiness; कौसल्यानन्दिवर्धनः (kausalyānandivardhanaḥ) Rām.

2) Curiosity.

Derivable forms: ānandiḥ (आनन्दिः).

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

Ānandī (आनन्दी).—joy: Divyāvadāna 37.24 °dyā nandīsaumanasyaṃ bhavati.Acc. to [Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary], this stem occurs in Pali, Jātaka (Pali) vi.589.11, where ānandi-cittā should be read for °di vittā.

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

Ānandi (आनन्दि).—m.

(-ndiḥ) Happiness, pleasure; also ānandī f. (-ndī) E. āṅ before nadi to be happy, and ki aff.

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

1) Ānandī (आनन्दी):—[=ā-nandī] [from ā-nanda > ā-nand] (ā and ī) f., Name of two plants, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

2) Ānandi (आनन्दि):—[=ā-nandi] [from ā-nand] m. happiness, enjoyment, pleasure, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Ānandi (आनन्दि):—(ndiḥ) 2. m. Happiness.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anandi (अनन्दि) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Anedi.

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Anandi 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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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Ānaṃdi (ಆನಂದಿ):—[noun] a happy and satisfied person.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Ānandī (आनन्दी):—adj. happy; joyful; n. a happy/cheerful person;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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