Anarta, Ānarta, Anārta: 13 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)
1a) Ānarta (आनर्त).——(c)—a western country; that of Kṛṣṇa;1 on the way from Dvāraka to Indraprastha.2 Its king went to Syamantapañcaka for solar eclipse.3 Destroyed by Dvivida;4 named after Śaryāti; its capital Kuśasthalī.5
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 11. 1.
- 2) Ib. X. 71. 21.
- 3) Ib. X. 82. 13; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 16. 62; Matsya-purāṇa 12. 22.
- 4) Ib. X. 67. 4.
- 5) Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 24; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 64.
1b) A son of Śaryāti and father of Reva(ta).1 Rocamāna was his son; ruled over the kingdom of Ānarta from Kuśasthalī.2
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 3. 27; Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 61. 18; Vāyu-purāṇa 86. 23-24; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 1. 63-4.
- 2) Matsya-purāṇa 12. 21-2.
1c) A son of Vītihotra.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 43. 49.
1d) People of Ānarta over whom Revata ruled.1 Heard of Kṛṣṇa going to Mithilā and met him on the way with presents;2 of the south.3
- 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa I. 10, 35; 14. 25; IX. 3. 28; X. 52. 15; Matsya-purāṇa 114. 51.
- 2) Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 86. 20.
- 3) Vāyu-purāṇa 45. 131.
Anārta (अनार्त) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. V.7.4, VI.10.50, VIII.4.7) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Anārta) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.
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.
Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Ānarta (आनर्त) is the name of a country pertaining to the Āvantī local usage (pravṛtti) according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 14. These pravṛttis provide information regarding costumes, languages, and manners in different countries of the world. It is mentioned that this local usage (adopted by these countries) depends on the grand style (sāttvatī) and the graceful style (kaiśikī).
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (shastra) of performing arts, (natya—theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing Dramatic plays (nataka), construction and performance of Theater, and Poetic works (kavya).
Anarta (अनर्त) is the name a locality mentioned in Rājaśekhara’s 10th-century Kāvyamīmāṃsā.—It includes northern Gujrata and portions of the Malwa country. Its capital name was Anarttapura, Afterwards it called Anandapura and modern times it known as Vadnagar.
Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)
Ānarta (आनर्त) is the name of an ancient king from the Sūrya dynasty (sūryavaṃśa), in the Gargasaṃhitā chapter 6.3. Accordingly, “[...] a noble-hearted king named Ānarta was born in the Sūrya dynasty. The country of Ānartadeśa, which was created where there once was only the ocean filled with terrible sounds, was named after him. His son was the virtuous king Raivata, who ruled the kingdom from his capitol Kuśasthalī”.
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’).
Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)
Ānarta (आनर्त) [=Anarta?] refers to a country belonging to “Nairṛtī (south-western division)” classified under the constellations of Svāti, Viśākhā and Anurādhā, according to the system of Kūrmavibhāga, according to the Bṛhatsaṃhitā (chapter 14), an encyclopedic Sanskrit work written by Varāhamihira mainly focusing on the science of ancient Indian astronomy astronomy (Jyotiṣa).—Accordingly, “The countries of the Earth beginning from the centre of Bhāratavarṣa and going round the east, south-east, south, etc., are divided into 9 divisions corresponding to the 27 lunar asterisms at the rate of 3 for each division and beginning from Kṛttikā. The constellations of Svāti, Viśākhā and Anurādhā represent the south-western division consisting of [i.e., Ānarta] [...]”.
Jyotisha (ज्योतिष, jyotiṣa or jyotish) refers to ‘astronomy’ or “Vedic astrology” and represents the fifth of the six Vedangas (additional sciences to be studied along with the Vedas). Jyotisha concerns itself with the study and prediction of the movements of celestial bodies, in order to calculate the auspicious time for rituals and ceremonies.
Languages of India and abroad
Ānarta (आनर्त).—[ānṛtyatyatra ādhāre ghañ]
1) A stage, theatre, a dancing-hall.
2) War, battle.
3) Name of a king of the solar race.
4) Name of a country or its inhabitants, or its kings. (It was also called Saurāṣtra and may be identified with the modern Kathewar. Dwārakā was its capital, which is called Ānartanagarī. There was also an important town called Valabhī-- which afterwards became its capital. The celebrated Tīrtha called Prabhāsa also stood in the same peninsula.)
-rtam 1 Water.
2) Dancing (m. also) cf. आनर्तः समरे नृत्तस्थाननीवृद्विशेषयोः (ānartaḥ samare nṛttasthānanīvṛdviśeṣayoḥ) Nm.
Derivable forms: ānartaḥ (आनर्तः).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Ānarta (आनर्त).—m., pl. The name of a people and their country (also sing.), [Rāmāyaṇa] 4, 43, 13.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anārta (अनार्त):—[=an-ārta] mfn. not sick, well.
2) Ānarta (आनर्त):—[=ā-narta] a etc. See under ā-√nṛt.
3) [=ā-narta] [from ā-nṛt] b m. dancing-room, dancing academy, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]
4) [v.s. ...] a stage, theatre, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
5) [v.s. ...] war, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
6) [v.s. ...] Name of a king (son of Śaryāti), [Harivaṃśa]
7) [v.s. ...] Name of a country (northern Kāṭhiavāḍ), [ib.]
8) [v.s. ...] Name of the inhabitants of the above country
9) [v.s. ...] of the kings of that country
10) [v.s. ...] n. the empire of the Ānartas
11) [v.s. ...] water, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]
12) [v.s. ...] dancing, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Anārta (अनार्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇaṭṭa.
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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 (even English!). 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.
1) [adjective] not distressed; not undergone any difficulty.
2) [adjective] not hurt; unharmed; unscathed; free from sickness; healthy.
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1) [noun] an elevated platform for acting on; a stage.
2) [noun] a building where a drama is exhibited; a theatre.
3) [noun] open armed conflict between countries or between factions within the same country.
4) [noun] name of a state, now a part of Gujarāt, in western India; Saurāṣṭra.
5) [noun] an inhabitant or a person belonging to this state.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Partial matches: Narta, A, An, Arta.
Starts with: Anartaka, Anartana, Anartanagari, Anartapura, Anartapuri, Anartava, Anartave.
Ends with: Madanarta, Maranarta, Nityanarta, Padmanarta, Sadanarta, Vyasanarta.
Full-text (+34): Anatta, Anartiya, Anartapura, Anartaka, Kakudmin, Anarti, Reva, Kushasthali, Kukudmin, Anartanagari, Raivata, Nemihamsapada, Asitaparvata, Anartta, Anartapuri, Durjaya, Camatkara, Revata, Nagara, Anandapura.
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Garga Samhita (English) (by Danavir Goswami)
Verse 6.3.3 < [Chapter 3 - Lord Balarāma’s Wedding]
Verse 6.9.15 < [Chapter 9 - The Arrival of Śrī Dvārakā]
Verse 6.9.25 < [Chapter 9 - The Arrival of Śrī Dvārakā]
Kavyamimamsa of Rajasekhara (Study) (by Debabrata Barai)
Part 8.6 - Region of Paścāddeśa (western part) < [Chapter 5 - Analyasis and Interpretations of the Kāvyamīmāṃsā]
Appendix 2 - Identification of Geographical names mentioned in the Kāvyamīmāṃsā
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.4.90-91 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
Chapter 7 - On the twin Aśvins drinking the Soma Cup < [Book 7]
Chapter 2 - On the piercing of the eyes of Cyavana Muni < [Book 7]
The Bhagavata Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Chapter 3 - The story of Cyavana and Sukanyā < [Book 9 - Ninth Skandha]
Chapter 67 - Balarāma slays Dvivida < [Book 10 - Tenth Skandha]
Chapter 10 - Kṛṣṇa’s Departure to Dvārakā < [Book 1 - First Skandha]
The Matsya Purana (critical study) (by Kushal Kalita)
Part 2.1b - The Ānarta Dynasty < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 2.1f - The Haihaya Dynasty < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]
Part 2.1 - Dynasties of Pre-Mahābhārata war (Introduction) < [Chapter 3 - Historical aspects in the Matsyapurāṇa]