Anartha: 20 definitions
Anartha means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, Marathi, Hindi. 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.
Alternative spellings of this word include Anarth.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Wisdom Library: Varāha-purāṇa
Anartha (अनर्थ) is another name for Dundubhi, one of the seven regions situated in Krauñcadvīpa, according to the Varāhapurāṇa chapter 88. Krauñcadvīpa is one of the seven islands (dvīpa), ruled over by Jyotiṣmān, one of the ten sons of Priyavrata, son of Svāyambhuva Manu, who was created by Brahmā, who was in turn created by Nārāyaṇa, the unknowable all-pervasive primordial being.
The Varāhapurāṇa is categorised as a Mahāpurāṇa, and was originally composed of 24,000 metrical verses, possibly originating from before the 10th century. It is composed of two parts and Sūta is the main narrator.
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.
Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhagavad-gita (4th edition)
Anartha (अनर्थ) refers to “unwanted desires, activities or habits that are likened to weeds hindering one’s advancement in bhakti”. (cf. Glossary page from Śrīmad-Bhagavad-Gītā).Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition
Anartha (अनर्थ) refers to:—(an-artha = non-value) unwanted desires, activities or habits that impede one’s advancement in bhakti. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).Source: Pure Bhakti: Arcana-dipika - 3rd Edition
Anartha (अनर्थ) refers to “one’s constitutional identity and other unwanted habits and thoughts”, according to the Arcana-dīpikā (manual on deity worship).—The process of dīkṣā (initiation) awakens in the heart of the living entity a particular relationship with Śrī Bhagavān. By the influence of that relationship, ignorance of one’s constitutional identity and other unwanted habits and thoughts (anarthas) sequentially vanish. [...]Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam
Anartha (अनर्थ) refers to:—Unwanted things, obstacles. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).
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’).
General definition (in Jainism)Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections
Anartha (अनर्थ) refers to a “worthless (abode)”, according to the 11th century Jñānārṇava, a treatise on Jain Yoga in roughly 2200 Sanskrit verses composed by Śubhacandra.—Accordingly, “Having taken hold of this body in this life, suffering is endured by you. Hence, that [body] is certainly a completely worthless abode (niḥśeṣa-anartha-mandira). Whatever difficulties arise from life, they are each endured here by the embodied soul, only having taken hold of the body powerfully”.
Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
anartha (अनर्थ).—m (S a & artha) Any exceeding, overwhelming calamity, e.g. an inundation, an epidemic, a hostile irruption: also the disorder, tumult, or distress occasioned by it. 2 Excess, extravagance, vehemence, boundlessness. It is used with the uttermost freedom, and of all actions, appearances, qualities, things, of which the speaker would express the immoderateness, exorbitance, or superlativeness. Ex. hyā pōrānēṃ raḍaṇyācā a0 māṇḍilā or raḍūna a0 kēlā This child is bellowing with might and main; dēvaḷa bāndhāvayācā hyānēṃ aṃ0 māṇḍilā He is straining every nerve and employing every means to build the temple; rājānēṃ a0 mājēvalā The Raja has set on foot a grievous oppression. āmacēṃ kuṭumba samagra || kumbhakarṇē grāsilēṃ ṭhāra || a0 māṇḍilā || yandā sastāīcā a0 jhālā pandharā pāyalī tāndūḷa rupayāsa miḷatāta; pāvasānēṃ a0 kēlā; tyānēṃ ēkā divasānta pāñcaśēṃ śrlōka lihūna a0 kēlā. 3 Also used adj & adv in the above sense. Ex. hā a0 bōlatō; tyācī a0 buddhi. 4 Want or privation of meaning, nonsense. Ex. śrlōkācā artha sōḍūna a0 kēlā. N. B. This last sense is the radical or literal sense, but it is uncommon. The intelligent student will recognise in it the source of the other senses, and will call to mind the similar use of the English word Nonsense. 5 Unsubstantialness, unsatisfactoriness, hollowness, inanity. Ex. jaḍā anarthānta samāna sācā|| jō artha tō mī priya māṇasācā|| In the midst of dreary vanity, the true and unvarying substance or good--am I, the beloved of man. (An utterance ascribed to Deity.) Oh! si sic omnia.
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anārtha (अनार्थ).—a S Unworthy, uncreditable, disreputable.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
anartha (अनर्थ).—m Any overwhelming calamity. Excess. Nonsense.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Anartha (अनर्थ).—a. [na. ba.]
1) Useless, worthless; शुनः पुच्छमिवानर्थं पाण्डित्यं धर्मवर्जितम् (śunaḥ pucchamivānarthaṃ pāṇḍityaṃ dharmavarjitam) Pañcatantra (Bombay) 3.97.
2) Unfortunate, unhappy.
3) Harmful, disastrous, bad; चित्तज्ञानानुवर्तिनोऽनर्था अपि प्रियाः स्युः (cittajñānānuvartino'narthā api priyāḥ syuḥ) Daśakumāracarita 16; wicked (opp. dakṣiṇa).
4) Not having that meaning (but another); having no meaning, nonsensical, meaningless.
-rthaḥ [na. ta.]
1) Nonuse or value.
2) A worthless or useless object.
3) A reverse, evil, calamity, misfortune; R.18.14; रन्ध्रोपनिपातिनोऽनर्थाः (randhropanipātino'narthāḥ) Ś.6; एकैकमप्यनर्थाय किमु यत्र चतुष्टयम् (ekaikamapyanarthāya kimu yatra catuṣṭayam) H.1; cf. छिद्रेष्वनर्था बहुलीभवन्ति (chidreṣvanarthā bahulībhavanti) &c.; Manusmṛti 4.193, H.4.92; harmful object, danger; अर्थमनर्थं भावय नित्यम् (arthamanarthaṃ bhāvaya nityam) Moha. M.2.
4) Nonsense, want of sense.
5) Name of Viṣṇu (āptasarva- kāmatvāttasya tathātvam).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-rthaḥ-rthā-rthaṃ) Unmeaning, fruitless, nonsensical. E. an neg. artha use.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anartha (अनर्थ).—[an-artha]. I. m. 1. Disadvantage, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 8, 24; Bhavaty anarthāya, It becomes prejudicial, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 4, 193. 2. Misfortune, [Śākuntala, (ed. Böhtlingk.)] 81, 8. Ii. adj., f. thā. 1. Useless, [Pañcatantra] 248, 6. 2. Prejudicial, [Rāmāyaṇa] 6, 21, 5. 3. Poor, [Daśakumāracarita] in
Anartha (अनर्थ).—[adjective] useless, fruitless, unhappy, unlucky, meaningless, nonsensical (also ka); [masculine] non-advantage, disadvantage, damage, ill-luck, nonsense.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
1) Anartha (अनर्थ):—[=an-artha] m. non-value, a worthless or useless object
2) [v.s. ...] disappointing occurrence, reverse, evil
3) [v.s. ...] nonsense
4) [v.s. ...] mfn. worthless, useless, bad
5) [v.s. ...] unfortunate
6) [v.s. ...] having no meaning
7) [v.s. ...] having not that (but another) meaning
8) [v.s. ...] nonsensical.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anartha (अनर्थ):—I. [tatpurusha compound] m.
(-rthaḥ) 1) Want of meaning, nonsense.
2) A thing that is useless or obnoxious.
3) Disadvantage, misfortune, calamity. E. a neg. and artha. Ii. [bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.
(-rthaḥ-rthā-rtham) 1) Meaningless, unmeaning, nonsensical.
2) Fruitless, vain, unprofitable.
3) Unhappy, unlucky. E. a priv. and artha.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Anartha (अनर्थ):—[ana+rtha] (thaḥ-thā-thaṃ) a. Unmeaning.Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)
Anartha (अनर्थ) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇaṭṭha.
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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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Anartha (अनर्थ) [Also spelled anarth]:—(nm) calamity; absurdity; grievous wrong; absolutely contrary meaning; ~[kara/kārī] calamitous, devastating.
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
1) [adjective] that is not money or not related to money or money transaction.
2) [adjective] meaningless; having no significance.
3) [adjective] inconsistent; incompatible.
4) [adjective] useless; worthless.
5) [adjective] having the tendency to cause danger; harmful; dangerous; disastrous.
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1) [noun] valuelessness; worthlessness.
2) [noun] a worthless object; an useless thing.
3) [noun] meaninglessness; senselessness.
4) [noun] a penniless person; an indigent.
5) [noun] misfortune; a danger; a calamity; a catastrophe.
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)
Starts with (+12): Anarthabhava, Anarthabhiru, Anarthabuddhi, Anarthadanda, Anarthadandavirati, Anarthadarshin, Anarthagriha, Anarthajna, Anarthaka, Anarthakama, Anarthakapada, Anarthakara, Anarthakari, Anarthakarin, Anarthakramti, Anarthakya, Anarthalupta, Anarthamana, Anarthamandira, Anarthanashin.
Ends with (+18): Ajivanartha, Ajnanartha, Ananartha, Arthanartha, Avalokanartha, Bahvanartha, Bahyanartha, Bhojanartha, Brahmanartha, Damanartha, Darshanartha, Ekanartha, Jivanartha, Kalyanartha, Kamanartha, Karanartha, Mahanartha, Manartha, Mocanartha, Nanartha.
Full-text (+26): Anarthabhava, Anarthanashin, Anarthatva, Anarthalupta, Anarthakara, Anarthaka, Anarthabuddhi, Bahvanartha, Anarthasamshaya, Anarthabhiru, Anarthadarshin, Anarthakama, Anarthanivritti, Anarthakya, Anarthya, Anarthapata, Anarthaveksha, Bahyanartha, Ruci, Anarth.
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Bhajana-Rahasya (by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Mahasaya)
Text 7 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
Text 42 < [Chapter 2 - Dvitīya-yāma-sādhana (Prātaḥ-kālīya-bhajana)]
Text 6 < [Chapter 4 - Caturtha-yāma-sādhana (Madhyāhna-kālīya-bhajana–ruci-bhajana)]
Shrimad Bhagavad-gita (by Narayana Gosvami)
Verse 8.28 < [Chapter 8 - Tāraka-brahma-yoga (the Yoga of Absolute Deliverance)]
Verse 15.20 < [Chapter 15 - Puruṣottama-toga (Yoga through understanding the Supreme Person)]
Verse 16.23 < [Chapter 16 - Daivāsura-sampada-yoga]
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu (by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī)
Chaitanya Bhagavata (by Bhumipati Dāsa)
Verse 1.14.133 < [Chapter 14 - The Lord’s Travel to East Bengal and the Disappearance of Lakṣmīpriyā]
Verse 2.10.137 < [Chapter 10 - Conclusion of the Lord’s Mahā-prakāśa Pastimes]
Verse 3.4.386 < [Chapter 4 - Descriptions of Śrī Acyutānanda’s Pastimes and the Worship of Śrī Mādhavendra]
Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary) (by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja)
Verse 1.4.19 < [Chapter 4 - Bhakta (the devotee)]
Verse 2.1.191 < [Chapter 1 - Vairāgya (renunciation)]
Verse 2.3.147 < [Chapter 3 - Bhajana (loving service)]
The Tattvasangraha [with commentary] (by Ganganatha Jha)