Anjanagiri, Añjanagiri, Anjana-giri: 7 definitions


Anjanagiri 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

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Anjanagiri in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Añjanagiri (अञ्जनगिरि) or simply Añjana is the name of a mountain whose lord is named Kākaṇḍaka: a Vidyādhara king who fought on Śrutaśarman’s side but was slain by Prabhāsa, who participated in the war against Sūryaprabha, according to the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 48. Accordingly: “... when they heard that [speech of Śrutaśarman], eight warriors in anger surrounded Prabhāsa.... And the fifth was Darpavāha by name, lord of the hill Niketa, and the sixth was Dhūrtavyayana, the lord of the mountain Añjanagiri, and both these Vidyādharas were chiefs of excellent warriors”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Añjanagiri, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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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’.

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Jyotisha (astronomy and astrology)

[«previous next»] — Anjanagiri in Jyotisha glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Brihat Samhita by Varahamihira

Añjanagiri (अञ्जनगिरि) or simply Añjanagiri refers to a mountain (range) belonging to “Pūrvā or Pūrvadeśa (eastern division)” classified under the constellations of Ārdrā, Punarvasu and Puṣya, 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 Ārdrā, Punarvasu and Puṣya represent the eastern division consisting of [i.e., Añjanagiri] [...]”.

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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Anjanagiri in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Añjanagiri (अञ्जनगिरि).—(karma.) [añjanamiva kṛṣṇaḥ giriḥ] Name of a mountain, Seeनीलगिरि (nīlagiri).

Derivable forms: añjanagiriḥ (अञ्जनगिरिः).

Añjanagiri is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms añjana and giri (गिरि). See also (synonyms): añjanādri.

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

1) Añjanāgiri (अञ्जनागिरि):—[=añjanā-giri] [from añjana > añj] m. Name of a mountain.

2) Āñjanagiri (आञ्जनगिरि):—[=āñjana-giri] [from āñjana > āñj] m. Name of a mountain, [Kāṭhaka] (cf. añjana.)

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

Añjanāgiri (अञ्जनागिरि):—[karmadharaya compound] m.

(-riḥ) The name of a mountain. E. añjana and giri, the terminating a of the former being made long.

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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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