Anantaguna, aka: Anantaguṇa, Ananta-guna; 3 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

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Anantaguṇa (अनन्तगुण).—In the Christian year 1372, a king named Kampanna Udaiyara reigned on the throne of Mādurā. Long ago, Emperor Kulaśekhara ruled this area, and during his reign he established a colony of brāhmaṇas. A well-known king named Anantaguṇa Pāṇḍya is an eleventh-generation descendant of Emperor Kulaśekhara.

Source: Prabhupada Books: Sri Caitanya Caritamrta
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Vaishnava (वैष्णव, vaiṣṇava) or vaishnavism (vaiṣṇavism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshipping Vishnu as the supreme Lord. Similar to the Shaktism and Shaivism traditions, Vaishnavism also developed as an individual movement, famous for its exposition of the dashavatara (‘ten avatars of Vishnu’).

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Katha (narrative stories)

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Anantaguṇa (अनन्तगुण) is the minister of king Vikramasiṃha from Pratiṣṭhāna, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 58. Accordingly, “...  and as the numerous force of the five kings made a united charge, the force of Vikramasiṃha, being inferior in number, was broken. Then his minister Anantaguṇa, who was at his side, said: ‘Our force is routed for the present, there is no chance of victory to-day, and you would engage in this conflict with an overwhelming force in spite of my advice, so now at the last moment do what I recommend you, in order that the affair may turn out prosperously’”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Anantaguṇa, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Anantaguṇa (अनन्तगुण).—a. possessed of endless merits; of countless or infinite possessed of endless merits; of countless or infinite number; प्लवङ्गानामनन्तगुणतैधते (plavaṅgānāmanantaguṇataidhate) Mv.6.55.

Anantaguṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ananta and guṇa (गुण).

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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Guna
Guṇa (गुण).—(1) m. (Sanskrit and Pali id., not recorded in this use), advantage: Mv i.155.7 (v...
Ananta
Anantā (अनन्ता) refers to “earth” and is mentioned in a list of 53 synonyms for dharaṇi (“earth...
Gunadhya
Guṇāḍhya (गुणाढ्य).—He is the author of the celebrated Bṛhatkathā which is a precious mine of S...
Gunakara
Guṇākara (गुणाकर) is one of the ten ministers of Mṛgāṅkadatta: the son of king Amaradatta and S...
Anantasana
Anantāsana (अनन्तासन) refers to a type of Āsana (sitting poses), according to T. A. G. Rao...
Triguna
Tri-guṇa.—(IE 7-1-2), ‘three’. Note: tri-guṇa is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” ...
Gunagana
Guṇagaṇa (गुणगण).—m., also nt., reckoning, counting, cal- culation of virtues; avoidance of thi...
Kamaguna
Kāmaguṇa (कामगुण).—m. pl. (= Pali id., defined as the objects of the five senses, e.g. Aṅguttar...
Gunahina
Guṇahīna (गुणहीन).—mfn. (-naḥ-nā-naṃ) 1. Void of merit. 2. Free from properties. E. guṇa, and h...
Nirguna
Nirguṇa (निर्गुण).—a. 1) stringless (as a bow). 2) devoid of all properties. 3) devoid of good ...
Mulaguna
Mūlaguṇa (मूलगुण).—the co-efficient of a root. Derivable forms: mūlaguṇaḥ (मूलगुणः).Mūlaguṇa is...
Shadguna
Ṣaḍguṇa (षड्गुण).—a. (-ṣaḍguṇa) 1 sixfold. 2) having six attributes. (-ṇam) 1 an assemblage of ...
Rajoguna
Rajoguṇa (रजोगुण).—m. (-ṇaḥ) The second condition of humanity: see rajas .
Gunanidhi
Guṇanidhi (गुणनिधि).—A Purāṇic character who lived a sinful life and yet attained Svarga. In th...
Shataguna
Śataguṇa (शतगुण).—a. a hundred-fold, increased a hundred times; अनुपनतमनोरथस्य पूर्वं शतगुणितेव...

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