Sadananda, Sadānanda, Sada-ananda, Sadanamda: 15 definitions


Sadananda means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, the history of ancient India, Marathi. 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

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sadananda in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Sadānanda (सदानन्द) refers to “perpetual bliss” and is used to describe the Goddess (Śivā), according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.5.—Accordingly, as Menā eulogised Śivā (i.e., Umā/Durgā):—“[...] I bow to the grandmother, of perpetual bliss [i.e., sadānanda]. I bow to the goddess who dispels the sorrow of the devotees, who is a model for all women and who constitutes the intellect of all living beings. You are the cause of the snapping of all fetters of ascetics. Which one of your powers can be sung by women like me? You are violence mentioned in the Atharvaveda. You (of such powerful means) fulfil my desire. [...]”.

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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sadananda in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sadānanda (सदानन्द) refers to “perpetual bliss”, according to the according to the Ciñcinīmatasārasamuccaya.—Accordingly, “[...] (The Command is the goddess) Nityaklinnā (Perpetually Wet). Free and desirous of herself, she bestows perpetual bliss (sadānanda-dātṛ), which is delighted by phenomenal existence. In the middle of that (Drop) is the Divine Liṅga, which is eternal bliss that generates supreme bliss, (its) form the Drop and nature the Void. Churned by both, it is divided by the six parts. I salute the venerable (Goddess) called Kubjikā whose beautiful body is aroused and makes love there. I salute the one whose name is the Nameless, who contemplates the phenomenal being of the Wheel of the Earth (which is the syllable AIṂ). Salutations to the goddess of bliss. Salutations to you whose form is the Yoni”.

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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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Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Sadananda in Yoga glossary
Source: ORA: Amanaska (king of all yogas): A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation by Jason Birch

Sadānanda (सदानन्द) refers to “constant bliss ”, according to the Gorakṣasiddhāntasaṅgraha, a text dealing with Yoga quoting from approximately seventy-two sources including the Amanaska Yoga treatise.—Accordingly, [while describing the state of emancipation]: “It is said, ‘the goal of the supreme spirit is liberation’. And it is the state [achieved through] the essence of Śiva. His essence [is described] in the Gorakṣopaniṣat, ‘the deity of constant bliss (sadānanda-devatā) is above the non-dual state’. [...] In the Amanaska, [it is said]: ‘That is declared as the highest Brahma which is free from existence and non-existence, without cessation and arising and beyond all imaginings [of the mind]’.”.

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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India history and geography

Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature (history)

Sadānanda (सदानन्द) is the father of Mathurānātha Śukla Mālavīya (C. 1750-1825 C.E.), a native of Mālava (presently Malwa), was a Brahmin by caste; was different from the author of the same name of 17th Cent. He was an authority on jyotiṣa, stotra, yoga, bhakti and chandas. He was the son of Sadānanda, who migrated from Patna to Kāśī. Śivanātha Jharakhandi says in his Bhāratīya Jyotiṣ that Mathurānātha worked in the library of Sanskrit Pāṭhaśālā of Kāśī from 1813 to 1818 C.E. He received the patronage of Dayālucandra, grandfather of Śivaprasāda, the famous king of Kāśī.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sadananda in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

sadānanda (सदानंद).—a S pop. sadānandī a Ever-rejoicing or ever-happy. 2 Applied to an idiot or a simpleton.

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

sadānanda (सदानंद) [-dī, -दी].—a Ever-happy.

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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

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

Sadānanda (सदानन्द).—a. ever happy.

-daḥ an epithet of Śiva.

Sadānanda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sadā and ānanda (आनन्द).

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

Sadānanda (सदानन्द).—mfn.

(-ndaḥ-ndā-ndaṃ) Always happy. m.

(-ndaḥ) Siva. E. sadā, ānanda happiness.

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

Sadānanda (सदानन्द).—i. e. sadā-ānanda, I. adj. Always happy. Ii. m. A proper name, [Vedāntasāra, (in my Chrestomathy.)] in Chr. 219, 16.

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

Sadānanda (सदानन्द).—1. [masculine] eternal joy.

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Sadānanda (सदानन्द).—2. [adjective] feeling or granting eternal joy.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

1) Sadānanda (सदानन्द) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—son of Bhaṭṭa Keśava, and father of Bhaṭṭa Keśava (Sāṃkhyārthatattvapradīpikā) Hall. p. 7.

2) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—It is uncertain whether all the following commentaries were written by the same author: Advaitadīpikāvivaraṇa. Adhyātmarāmāyaṇaṭippaṇa. Avadhūtagītāṭīkā. Jñānāmṛtaṭippaṇa. Pañcadaśīṭīkā. Brahmagītāvyākhyā. Yogavāsiṣṭhatātparyaprakāśa. Śivasaṃhitāṭīkā.

3) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Chandogāhnika.

4) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Tattvavivekaṭīkā. Pratyaktattvacintāmaṇi and its
—[commentary] Svaprabhā.

5) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Divyasaṃgraha [dharma]

6) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Naiṣadhīyaṭīkā.

7) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Pārāśarīṭīkā jy. Bhāsvatīṭīkā.

8) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Brahmasūtratātparyaprakāśa.

9) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Bhāgavatapadyatrayīvyākhyā.

10) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Mokṣadharmasāroddhāra.

11) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Vāmakeśvaratantraṭīkā. Viṣṇupūjākramadīpikāṭīkā.

12) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Vrajendracarita.

13) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Siddhāntacintāmaṇi jy.

14) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—Śārīraviveka med.

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

1) Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—[from sadā > sadam] m. perpetual bliss, [Catalogue(s)]

2) [=sadā-nanda] [from sadānanda > sadā > sadam] mfn. feeling or giving perp° bl°, [Nṛsiṃha-tāpanīya-upaniṣad; Prabodha-candrodaya]

3) [v.s. ...] m. Name of Śiva, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) [v.s. ...] of various writers ([especially] of the author of the Vedānta-sāra, a modern Vedāntist), [Catalogue(s)]

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

Sadānanda (सदानन्द):—[sadā+nanda] (ndaḥ-ndā-ndaṃ) a. Always happy.

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Sadananda in German

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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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Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sadananda in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sadānaṃda (ಸದಾನಂದ):—

1) [noun] the everlasting joy or happiness.

2) [noun] a man who is ever happy, joyful.

3) [noun] Śiva.

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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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