Anartta, Ānartta: 4 definitions


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Ānartta (आनर्त्त).—Grandson of Vaivasvatamanu. He was a king, son of Śaryāti. Genealogy. Descending in order from Viṣṇu-Brahmā-Marīci-Kaśyapa-Vivasvān-Vaivasvatamanu-Śaryāti-Ānartta.

Sixteen sons were born to Vaivasvatamanu: Manu, Yama, Yamī, Aśvinīkumāra, Revanta, Sudyumna, Ikṣvāku, Nṛga, Śaryāti, Diṣṭa, Dhṛṣṭa, Karūṣa, Nariṣyanta, Nābhāga, Pṛṣadhra and Kavi. Of these Śaryāti got two children, Sukanyā and Anartta. Sukanyā became the wife of Cyavana. Other details. It was this king who built the fortresses at the town of Kuśasthalī (Dvārakā). Varuṇa submerged in the ocean all the fortresses built by him and the place for some time remained as a forest-land. (Daśama Skandha, Bhāgavata Kilippāttu). It was after that that Śrī Kṛṣṇa made that land beautiful and called it Dvārakā. The country ruled over by Ānartta was called Ānarttam. During his regime there lived in his land a very great scholar named Vedaratha. (Umeśānavrata, Śiva Purāṇa) See under Vedaratha. (See full article at Story of Ānartta from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Ānartta (आनर्त्त).—A place in ancient Bhārata. Arjuna conquered this place. (Śloka 4, Chapter 26, Sabhā Parva, Mahābhārata).

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ānartta (आनर्त्त).—m.

(-rttaḥ) 1. A country on the north of the Malabar Coast. 2. A stage, a theatre. 3. War. 4. Water. 5. An inhabitant of A'narta. E. āṅ before nṛt to dance, aff. ghañ.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ānartta (आनर्त्त):—[ā-nartta] (rttaḥ) 1. m. Name of a country; a stage; war; water.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Anārtta (अनार्त्त) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇatta.

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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.

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