Anuraga, Anurāga: 18 definitions

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Anuraga means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Jainism, Prakrit, 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 Anurag.

In Hinduism

Vaishnavism (Vaishava dharma)

Source: Pure Bhakti: Bhajana-rahasya - 2nd Edition

Anurāga (अनुराग) refers to:—(1) attachment, affection or love; (2) an intensified stage of prema which comes just prior to mahābhāva. In Śrī Ujjvala-nīlamaṇi (14.146) anurāga has been defined as follows: “Although one regularly meets with the beloved and is well-acquainted with the beloved, the ever-fresh sentiment of intense attachment causes the beloved to be newly experienced at every moment as if one has never before had any experience of such a person. The attachment which inspires such a feeling is known as anurāga.”. (cf. Glossary page from Bhajana-Rahasya).

Source: Pure Bhakti: Brhad Bhagavatamrtam

Anurāga (अनुराग) refers to:—A stage in the development of pure love of God; a sense of ever-fresh attraction and attachment to Śrī Kṛṣṇa. (cf. Glossary page from Śrī Bṛhad-bhāgavatāmṛta).

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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’).

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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Brill: Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions (shaktism)

Anurāga (अनुराग) refers to “affection”, according to the King Vatsarāja’s Pūjāstuti called the Kāmasiddhistuti (also Vāmakeśvarīstuti), guiding one through the worship of the Goddess Nityā.—Accordingly, “[...] She has braided hair. Her limbs are adorned with bracelets, earrings, necklaces, twining laces, girdles, jewels, and anklets. Her clothes resemble Bandhūka flowers. She is full of affection (bahala-anurāgā) , and the hue of her body is brightened up with saffron and sandal paste.. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

anurāga (अनुराग).—m S Love, attachment, desire, engagedness of heart:--as opp. to virāga Indifference, weanedness of the affections.

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

anurāga (अनुराग).—m Attachment, love, desire.

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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

Anurāga (अनुराग).—a. Become red, reddened.

-gaḥ 1 Redness.

2) Devotion, attachment, contentment, loyalty (opp. aparāgaḥ); love, affection, passion (with loc. or in comp.); आविर्भूतानुरागाः (āvirbhūtānurāgāḥ) Mu.4.21; कण्टकितेन प्रथयति मय्यनुरागं कपोलेन (kaṇṭakitena prathayati mayyanurāgaṃ kapolena) Ś.3.14; R.3.1; बहलानुरागकुरुविन्ददलप्रतिबद्धमध्यमिव दिग्बलयम् (bahalānurāgakuruvindadalapratibaddhamadhyamiva digbalayam) Śiśupālavadha 9.8. °इङ्गितम् (iṅgitam) a gesture or external sign expressive of love; प्रसादस्तु शब्दः स्यादनुरागजः (prasādastu śabdaḥ syādanurāgajaḥ) Ak.

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

Anurāga (अनुराग).—m.

(-gaḥ) Attachment, love. E. anu with, and rañja to stain or colour, ghañ aff.

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

Anurāga (अनुराग).—i. e. anu-rañj + a m. 1. Redness, [Śiśupālavadha] 9, 1. 2. Love, [Daśakumāracarita] in Chr. 183, 18. 3. Good will, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 7, 154.

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

Anurāga (अनुराग).—[masculine] colouring, redness, affection (poss. vant); red, affectionate, enamoured (saha or [locative]).

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

1) Anurāga (अनुराग):—[=anu-rāga] [from anu-rañj] m. attachment, affection, love, passion

2) [v.s. ...] red colour, [Śiśupāla-vadha ix, 8, etc.]

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

Anurāga (अनुराग):—[tatpurusha compound] m.

(-gaḥ) Attachment, love. E. rañj with anu, kṛt aff. ghañ.

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

Anurāga (अनुराग) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Aṇurāga.

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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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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Anurāga (अनुराग) [Also spelled anurag]:—(nm) love, affection, attachment, fondness.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

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

Aṇurāga (अणुराग) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Anurāga.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Anurāga (ಅನುರಾಗ):—

1) [noun] a deep, intense and tender feeling of affection for or attachment or devotion to a person (also to a thing); love.

2) [noun] the red colour.

3) [noun] the quality of being red in colour.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Anurāga (अनुराग):—n. 1. attachment; affection; devotion; 2. love; passion;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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