Anantadeva, aka: Ananta-deva; 3 Definition(s)


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King Anantadeva (328-363 CE).—Jayaratha wrote a commentary on Tantraloka. According to him, his 5th ancestor Utpalaratha II was the minister of King Anantadeva.

Source: The Yona or Yavana Kings of the time of the Legendary King Ashoka

1) Anantadeva (fl. 1081 A.D.) is mentioned in the “Vihar stone inscription of Anantadeva I”. He is the first homonymuos Śilāhāra king. The date śaka 1003 falls in his reign, as another record of his time, viz. the Khārepāṭan plates is dated only thirteen years later, in later, in śaka 1016.

Anantadeva or Ananatapāla (fl. 1095 A.D.), son of Nāgārjuna, also called Anantadevarāja, is also mentioned as a king from the Śīlāra dynasty, according to the “Kharepāṭaṇ plates of Anantadeva I”. Accordingly, “When that king (viz., Mummuṇi) attained the body of excellent fame (i.e. died), Ananatapāla, the son of Nāgārjuna, the princely jewel in the Śīlāra family, the Sovereign in respect of political wisdom, who has a pure form on account of his performance of highest duty, became king”.

2) Anantadeva II (fl. 1254 A.D.) is the name of a prince of the  Śilāhāra dynasty, mentioned in the “Dive Āgar stone inscription of Anantadeva III”. The mahāmaṇḍaleśvarādhipati Anantadeva was probably a prince of the Śilāhāra family. His name does not occur elsewhere. But the date of the present inscription shows that he flourished in the period between the reigns of Keśideva and Someśvara.

Source: What is India: Inscriptions of the Śilāhāras
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Anantadeva (अनन्तदेव).—[ananto deva iva]

1) the serpent Seṣa.

2) [anante dīvyati; div-ac] Name of Nārayaṇa who sleeps on Seṣa.

3) Name of the king of Kashmir.

Derivable forms: anantadevaḥ (अनन्तदेवः).

Anantadeva is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ananta and deva (देव).

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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