Anila, Anīla, Ānila, Ānīla, Anilā: 24 definitions



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Alternative spellings of this word include Anil.

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

Source: Shodhganga: Iconographical representations of Śiva

Anila (अनिल) or Anilāgama refers to one of upāgamas (supplementary scriptures) of the Santānāgama which is one of the twenty-eight Siddhāntāgama: a classification of the Śaiva division of Śaivāgamas. The Śaivāgamas represent the wisdom that has come down from lord Śiva, received by Pārvatī and accepted by Viṣṇu. The purpose of revealing upāgamas (e.g., Anila Āgama) is to explain more elaborately than that of mūlāgamas (e.g., Santāna-āgama) and to include any new idea if not dealt in mūlāgamas.

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Anila (अनिल).—One of the Aṣṭa (8) Vasus. His father was Dharma and mother Śvāsā. Anila married Śivā and had two sons, Manojava and Avijñāti. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 66, Verses 17-25).

2) Anila (अनिल).—Garuḍa had a son called Anila. (Mahābhārata, Udyoga Parva, Chapter 101, Verse 9).

3) Anila (अनिल).—A word used as a synonym of Śiva. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 149, Verse 100).

4) Anila (अनिल).—A word used as a synonym of Viṣṇu. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 149, Verse 38).

5) Anila (अनिल).—A Kṣatriya King. His father, Vṛṣādarbhi presented him as Dakṣiṇā to the Saptarṣis (7 sages) at a yajña performed by him (father). The King expired soon after this. There was then a famine in the country. The Saptarṣis, tortured by hunger and thirst got ready to prepare food with the corpse of the King. But the corpse retained its form and they could not cook food with it. (Mahābhārata, Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 96)

6) Anīla (अनील).—A famous serpent. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 35, Verse 7).

Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Anila (अनिल) refers to one of the various classifications of Gaṇas: a group of deities attached to Lord Śiva.—Gaṇas are troops who generally appear in classes. Nine such classes are mentioned in the Purāṇas: They are (1) Ādityas (2) Viśvas or Viśvedevas (3) Vasus (4) Tuṣitas (5) Ābhāsvaras (6) Anilas (7) Mahārājikas (8) Sādhyas (9) Rudras. These are attached to Lord Śiva and serve under the command of Gaṇeśa, dwelling on Gaṇaparvata identified with Kailāsa—a peak of the Himālaya mountain.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Anila (अनिल).—The God of Wind invoked.1 A surname of Vāyu;2 father of Bhīmasena.3

  • 1) Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 6. 16.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 25. 12.
  • 3) Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 14. 35; Bhāgavata-purāṇa IX. 22. 27.

1b) A Vāsava: married Śivā and had two sons —Manojava and Avijñatagati. See iśāna.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 10. 80; III. 3. 21; Matsya-purāṇa 5. 21; 203. 3; Vāyu-purāṇa 66. 20, 25; Viṣṇu-purāṇa I. 15. 110, 114.

1c) The vāyu purāṇa narrated by Wind-god with samāsa bandhas and rhythm;1 23,000 stanzas.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 3. 8.
  • 2) Vāyu-purāṇa 104. 7.

1d) A son of Kṛṣṇa and Mitravindā.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa X. 61. 16.
Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Anīla (अनील) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.35.7, I.60.17) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Anīla) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: Shodhganga: The saurapurana - a critical study

Anila (अनिल) refers to one of the eight Vasus who are the sons of Vasu, according to one account of Vaṃśa (‘genealogical description’) of the 10th century Saurapurāṇa: one of the various Upapurāṇas depicting Śaivism.—Accordingly, the ten wives of Dharma are [viz., Vasu]. The Vasus were born from Vasu. The eight Vasus are Āpa, Nala, Soma, Dhruva, Anila, Anala, Pratyuṣa and Prabhāsa.

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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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Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: Vagbhata’s Ashtanga Hridaya Samhita (first 5 chapters)

1) Anila (अनिल) refers to “winds” and is mentioned in verse 3.6 of the Aṣṭāṅgahṛdayasaṃhitā (Sūtrasthāna) by Vāgbhaṭa.—Accordingly, “[...] the southern course (of the sun comprises) the seasons monsoon, etc. and (is named) ‘liberation’ as it liberates strength (in man) ; for the moon (is) strong then because of its being soma-like, (while) the sun declines, the surface of the earth showing heat tempered by cool clouds, rains, and winds [viz., megha-vṛṣṭi-anila]”.

Note: Megha (“cloud”) has been left untranslated, whereas vṛṣṭi (“rain”) has been turned char ’bab-pa (“falling rain, rainfall”); cf. Mahāvyutpatti 4634 & 5311 sq.

2) Anila (अनिल) also refers to “wind” (i.e., produced by the body), as mentioned in verse 5.17.—Accordingly, “[...] hot (water is) promotive (and) causative of digestion, conducive to the throat, light (on the stomach, and) purgative of the bladder; it is commended for hiccup, inflation, wind [viz., anila], phlegm, a recently purged (man), new fever, cough, indigestion, catarrh, dyspnea, and pain in the costal region”.

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Ānīla (आनील):—Light blue

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Hinduism

Anila (अनिल):—Another name for Vāyu, a Vedic deity representing the cosmic life breath (the universal spirit). The name Anila means “the one by whom one lives”.

In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: Wisdom Library: Tibetan Buddhism

1) Anilā (अनिला) is the name of Dūtī (i.e., messengers of Lord Vajrapāṇi) mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa: one of the largest Kriyā Tantras devoted to Mañjuśrī (the Bodhisattva of wisdom) representing an encyclopedia of knowledge primarily concerned with ritualistic elements in Buddhism. The teachings in this text originate from Mañjuśrī and were taught to and by Buddha Śākyamuni in the presence of a large audience (including Anilā).

2) Anilā (अनिला) is also the name of a Yakṣiṇī mentioned as attending the teachings in the 6th century Mañjuśrīmūlakalpa.

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Tibetan Buddhism includes schools such as Nyingma, Kadampa, Kagyu and Gelug. Their primary canon of literature is divided in two broad categories: The Kangyur, which consists of Buddha’s words, and the Tengyur, which includes commentaries from various sources. Esotericism and tantra techniques (vajrayāna) are collected indepently.

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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

anila : (m.) wind.

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Anila, (from an, cp. Sk. aniti to breathe, cp. Gr. a)/nemos wind; Lat. animus breath, soul, mind) wind J.IV, 119 (°patha air, sky); Miln.181; VvA.237; Sdhp.594. (Page 33)

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Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anila (अनिल).—m S Wind or air.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

anila (अनिल).—m Wind.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Anila (अनिल).—[aniti jīvati anena, an ilac Uṇ.1.54]

1) Wind; वायुरनिलममृतमथेदम् (vāyuranilamamṛtamathedam) Īśop.17. प्राणानामनिलेन वृत्तिरुचिता (prāṇānāmanilena vṛttirucitā) Ś.7.12; स सखा दीप इवानिलाहतः (sa sakhā dīpa ivānilāhataḥ) Ku.4.3. (The number of winds is 7:āvaho nivahaścaiva udvahaḥ saṃvahastathā | vivahaḥ pravahaścaiva parivāhastathaiva ca || and these are again subdivided into 7 divisions, the total number being 49).

2) The god of wind.

3) One of the subordinate deities, 49 of whom form the class of winds.

4) Name of one of the 8 Vasus, i. e. the fifth.

5) The wind in the body, one of the humours; °हन्, °हृत्, °घ्न (han, °hṛt, °ghna).

6) Rheumatism or any disease referred to disorder of the wind.

7) The letter य् (y).

8) Symbolical expression for the number 49.

9) Name of the lunar asterism स्वाति (svāti).

1) Name of Viṣṇu (tasya prāṇātmanā sarvadehadhāraṇāt tathātvam).

Derivable forms: anilaḥ (अनिलः).

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Anīla (अनील).—a Not blue, white &c. °वाजिन् (vājin) m. 'whitehorsed'; Name of Arjuna; इतीरिताकूतमनीलवाजिनम् (itīritākūtamanīlavājinam) Ki. 14.26,42

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Ānila (आनिल).—a. (- f.) [अनिलस्येदं अण् (anilasyedaṃ aṇ)]

1) Proceeding from or produced by wind, windy.

2) Presided over by or sacred to Vāyu (as an oblation &c).

-laḥ, -āniliḥ Name of Hanūmat or Bhīma

3) Name of the lunar asterism स्वाती (svātī).

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Ānīla (आनील).—a. Darkish, slightly blue.

-laḥ 1 A black horse.

2) Tin. (Nigh.)

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

Anila (अनिल).—m.

(-laḥ) 1. Air or wind considered also as a deity. 2. A subordinate deity, forty-nine of form whom a class, Anilas or winds. 3. One of another class demigods or Vasus. 4. Wind, as one of the humors of the body. 5. Rheumatism, paralysis, or any affection referred to disorder of the wind. E. ana to breathe, ilaṭ aff. f. (-lī) The fifteenth Nakshatra or lunar mansion. See svāti. E. anila and the fem. termination: the wind being the ruling deity of the constellation.

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Ānila (आनिल).—m.

(-laḥ) Name of Hanuman and Bhima. E. anila and aṇ patronymic affix; see the next.

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Ānīla (आनील).—mfn.

(-laḥ-lā-laṃ) Darkish. m.

(-laḥ) A black horse. E. āṅ diminutive, and nīla black or dark blue.

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

Anila (अनिल).—[an + ila], m. 1. Wind. 2. The deity of wind, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 5, 96. 3. Wind as one of the humors of the body. 4. A proper name.

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Ānīla (आनील).—adj. blackish, [Kirātārjunīya] 5, 31.

Ānīla is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms ā and nīla (नील).

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

Anila (अनिल).—[masculine] wind (also in the body); the god of wind.

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Ānīla (आनील).—[adjective] blackish.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Anila (अनिल):—m. (√an cf. Irish anal), air or wind

2) the god of wind

3) one of the forty-nine Anilas or winds

4) one of the eight demi-gods, called Vasus

5) wind as one of the humors or rasas of the body

6) rheumatism, paralysis, or any affection referred to disorder of the wind

7) [=a-nila] [from anila] a kind of sword, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

8) Name of a Ṛṣi and other persons

9) the letter y

10) the number forty-nine.

11) Anīla (अनील):—[=a-nīla] mfn. white, [Jātakamālā]

12) [v.s. ...] m. Name of a serpent demon, [Mahābhārata]

13) [=a-nīLa] ([Ṛg-veda x, 55, 6]) = a-nīḍa q.v.

14) Ānila (आनिल):—mf(ī)n. ([from] anila), proceeding from or produced by wind, windy, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

15) belonging to Vāyu or Anila, [Tārānātha tarkavācaspati’s Vācaspatyam, Sanskrit dictionary]

16) m. Name of Hanumat

17) of Bhīma, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

18) n. (am) Name of the constellation Svāti.

19) Ānīla (आनील):—[=ā-nīla] mf(ā)n. darkish, [Raghuvaṃśa; Vikramorvaśī]

20) [v.s. ...] slightly dark or blue

21) [v.s. ...] m. a black horse, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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

Anila (अनिल):—m.

(-laḥ) 1) Wind, viz. [a.]) (in its usual acceptation) the motion of air; [b.]) the deity of wind; [c.]) one of the eight Maruts, and in this sense distinct from māruta, vāyu &c. (see marut); [d.]) one of the eight Vasus (see vasu); [e.]) (in the plural anilāḥ) a class of the Gaṇadevatās, comprising forty-nine Anilas; [f.]) (in medicine) one of the three Rasas or temperamental elements of the body (see rasa), subdivided into prāṇa, udāna, samāna, vyāna and apāna; in this sense used synonymously with māruta, vāta, vāyu, samīraṇa and other words meaning wind; [g.]) (in the terminology of the Upanishads) the exterior wind or the surrounding air, in distinction from vāyu or prāṇa, the vital air of the body.

2) A proper name of [a.]) a son of Tansu and father of Dushwanta; [b.]) a Rākṣasa; [c.]) a Ṛṣi, author of a vaidik hymn; [d.]) (in the mythology of the Jainas) the seventeenth Arhat of the past Utsarpiṇī.

3) (In arithmetic, sometimes used to denote) the numeral 49 (there being forty-nine Anilas).

4) A mystic denomination of the letter ya. E. an, uṇ. aff. ilac.

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Anīla (अनील):—see anīḍa.

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

1) Anila (अनिल):—[a-nila] (laḥ) 1. m. Air or wind. f. () 15th lunar mansion.

2) Ānila (आनिल):—[ā-nila] (laḥ) 1. m. Hanumān, Bhīma.

3) Ānīla (आनील):—[ā-nīla] (laḥ-lā-laṃ) a. Dark, darkish. m. A black horse.

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Anila (अनिल):—(von 2. an) [Die Uṇādi-Affixe 1, 54.] anila [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 40, 15.] anila [The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14, 8, 31.] m.

1) Wind [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 57. 3, 2, 45.] [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 1106.] [Medinīkoṣa l. 57.] [Vājasaneyisaṃhitā 40, 15.] [?= Īśopaniṣad 17. The Śatapathabrāhmaṇa 14, 8, 3, 1. = Bṛhadāranyakopaniṣad 5, 15, 1. ŚVETĀŚV. Upakośā 2, 11. Manu’s Gesetzbuch 4, 102. 6, 31. 11, 236. 12, 120. Duaupadīpramātha 6, 6. Śākuntala 171. Meghadūta 20.57. 96. Ṛtusaṃhāra 1, 8] (pl.). jalakṣīraghṛtānilān uṣṇān heisse Dämpfe von Wasser, Milch und geklärter Butter [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 11, 214.] [Kullūka] : uṣṇodakam, uṣṇaghṛtam, uṣṇavāyum . —

2) der Gott des Windes [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 5, 96. 7, 4. 8, 86.] [Rāmāyaṇa 1, 1, 6.] Wird sowohl unter den Marut ( [Mitākṣarā 142, 13.]), als unter den Vasu ( [Medinīkoṣa l. 57.] [Harivaṃśa 152.] [Viṣṇupurāṇa 120.]) aufgeführt. Die anilāḥ bilden eine besondere Klasse von Göttern (49 an der Zahl) [Amarakoṣa 1, 1, 1, 5]; vgl. anilakumāra . —

3) die organische Luft, einer der 3 Grundsäfte des Leibes, für dessen Bezeichnung übrigens viele gleichbedeutende Namen dienen, z. B. vāyu, vāta, māruta, samīraṇa, mātariśvan u.s.w. [Suśruta 1, 250, 4. 6. 257, 5. 2, 33, 17.] u. s. w. Mittel, welche den Krankheiten dieses Lebenselements wehren, heissen anilaghna [1, 226, 8.] anilahan [198, 17. 2, 33, 9.] anilahṛt [138, 9.] anilāpaha [1, 232, 12.] u. dergl. —

4) Nomen proprium a) der 17te Arhant der vergangenen Utsarpiṇī [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 52.] — b) ein Sohn Taṃsu’s und Vater Duṣyanta’s [Viṣṇupurāṇa 448.] — c) ein Rakṣas [Rāmāyaṇa 5, 27, 23.] —

5) mystische Bezeichnung des Buchstabens ya [Weber’s Indische Studien II, 316.]

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Ānila (आनिल):—(von anila)

1) adj. vom Winde stammend u.s.w.

2) f. Name der 15ten Mondstation [Hemacandra’s Abhidhānacintāmaṇi 112.]

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Anīla (अनील):—m. Nomen proprium eines Schlangendämons: nīlānīlau [Mahābhārata 1, 1552.]

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Ānila (आनिल):—

3) n. das unter dem Gotte des Windes stehende Nakṣatra Svāti [Varāhamihira’s Bṛhajjātaka S. 71, 10. 98, 4.]

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Ānīla (आनील):—(2. ā + nīla) adj. schwärzlich [Raghuvaṃśa 3, 8.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Anila (अनिल):—m.

1) Wind [104,5.219,11.] —

2) der Gott des Windes [76,24.219,21.] Wird zu den Marut und zu den Vasu gezählt. *Pl. eine best. Klasse von Göttern (49 an der Zahl). —

3) der Wind im Körper (einer der drei Rasa desselben). —

4) mystische Bez. des Lautes j. —

5) Nomen proprium — a) eines Sohnes des Tamsu [Viṣṇupurāṇa 4,19,2.] — b) *des 17ten Arhant’s der vergangenen Utsarpinī. — c) eines Rākṣasa.

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Anīla (अनील):—m. Nomen proprium eines Schlangendämons.

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Ānila (आनिल):—n. und f. das unter Anila stehende Mondhaus Svāti.

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Ānīla (आनील):——

1) Adj. schwärzlich [Vikramorvaśī 146.] [Sāhityadarpaṇa 294,14.] —

2) *m. Rappe [Galano's Wörterbuch] —

3) *n. Zinn [Nighaṇṭuprakāśa (roth) ]

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anila (अनिल) [Also spelled anil]:—(nm) air.

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