Anantashayana, aka: Anantaśayana, Ananta-shayana; 2 Definition(s)
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)
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.
Languages of India and abroad
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).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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