Ananyadhi, Ananyadhī, Ananya-dhi: 1 definition


Ananyadhi 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Ananyadhi in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Ananyadhī (अनन्यधी) refers to “one whose mind is not fascinated by other things”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.11.—Accordingly, as Himavat (Himālaya) eulogised Śiva: “[...] Today my life has borne fruit, in fact everything connected with me has become fruitful since you have come here. Knowing me to be your slave of great composure, O great lord, you can freely command me. With my mind not fascinated by other things [i.e., ananyadhī] I shall serve you with great pleasure. [...]”.

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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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