Anantashayana, Anantaśayana, Ananta-shayana: 2 definitions
Anantashayana 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.
The Sanskrit term Anantaśayana can be transliterated into English as Anantasayana or Anantashayana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Anantaśayana (अनन्तशयन).—A manifestation of Hari, as reposing on Śeṣa.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 276. 8.
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Anantaśayana (अनन्तशयन).—Travancore; Sriraṅgapaṭṭaṇa (because there are temples of Viṣṇu reclining on ananta Serpent).
Derivable forms: anantaśayanam (अनन्तशयनम्).
Anantaśayana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ananta and śayana (शयन).
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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The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 26 - Dialogue between King Cola and Viṣṇudāsa < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
Chapter 4 - The Procedure of Kārttikasnāna < [Section 4 - Kārttikamāsa-māhātmya]
The Padma Purana (by N.A. Deshpande)
Chapter 108 - King Cola and Brāhmaṇa Viṣṇudāsa < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Chapter 253 - Modes of Viṣṇu’s Worship < [Section 6 - Uttara-Khaṇḍa (Concluding Section)]
Early Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Middle Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)