Sananda, Sānanda, Sa-ananda: 13 definitions


Sananda means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit, 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

1a) Sananda (सनन्द).—A mind-born son of Brahmā; his visit to Viṣṇuloka.*

  • * Bhāgavata-purāṇa III. 12. 4; VII. 1. 35.

1b) A Brahmaṛṣi; water oblation to, after bath.*

  • * Matsya-purāṇa 102. 17.

2) Sānanda (सानन्द).—(Saunanda-Wilson)—the musala or club of Hari.*

  • * Viṣṇu-purāṇa V. 22. 7.
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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)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Sānandā (सानन्दा) refers to “blissful”, and is used to describe Bhairavī, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra.—Accordingly, “From the root (of all things) Śāmbhavīśakti is Bhairavī the energy that is full (bharitā) (of all the energies). [...] She generates the energy of eternal bliss and has merged into the Bliss of Stillness (nirānanda—i.e. Śiva). Blissful [i.e., sānandā] and delighted, she is satisfied and her form is blissful. She is the supreme Command and her form is the Void (śūnya). She pierces through the moving and immobile (universe). Her nature is the Void (vyomarūpā) and she resides within the secret (guhya) Void (vyoman). The energy that utters itself, she abides as 100,000 repetitions of mantra. She is Kāmeśvarī who, as the power of the will (kāmaśakti), has comes forth from the centre of the Point”.

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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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In Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana or tantric Buddhism)

Source: OSU Press: Cakrasamvara Samadhi

Sānanda (सानन्द) refers to “having joy”, according to the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi [i.e., Cakrasamvara Meditation] ritual often performed in combination with the Cakrasaṃvara Samādhi, which refers to the primary pūjā and sādhanā practice of Newah Mahāyāna-Vajrayāna Buddhists in Nepal.—Accordingly, “Having joy (sānanda), passion, and various other emotions, dancing in half paryaṅka, A seal sealed six times! Clothing fallen away, and half of sixteen caverns!”.

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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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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

Source: The University of Sydney: A study of the Twelve Reflections

Sānanda (सानन्द) refers to “(being) endowed with bliss”, according to the Yaśastilaka Campū verse 2.215-216.—Accordingly, “The Self is by nature deathless and without any beginning, endowed with bliss (sānanda) and infinite power, and luminous and pure. The powerful flames of sinful Karma heat it, like mercury, after lodging it in the body. Under the intoxicating power of Karma, even a man of superior merit goes reeling down to unhappy births. Se [sic] let the wise, who know the cardinal difference between the body and the Self, strive for the bliss that is free from rebirth”.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Sananda (सनन्द).—Name of one of the four sons of Brahman.

Derivable forms: sanandaḥ (सनन्दः).

See also (synonyms): sanandana.

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Sānanda (सानन्द).—a. Happy, delighted.

-ndam ind. Joyfully, delightfully; सानन्दं नन्दिहस्ताहतमुरज (sānandaṃ nandihastāhatamuraja) ...... Mālatīmādhava (Bombay) 1.1.

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

Sananda (सनन्द).—m.

(-ndaḥ) One of the four sons of Brahma, inhabiting the Janaloka. E. sa with, nanda pleasure.

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Sānanda (सानन्द).—mfn.

(-ndaḥ-ndā-ndaṃ) Happy, delighted, enjoying and endowed with happiness. E. sa with, ānanda happiness.

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

Sananda (सनन्द).—m. one of the four sons of Brahman.

Sananda is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms sa and nanda (नन्द).

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

Sānanda (सानन्द).—[adjective] glad, happy, delighted with (—°); °— & [neuter] [adverb]

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

1) Sananda (सनन्द):—[=sa-nanda] m. (id est. 7. sa + n) = sanandana, [Bhāgavata-purāṇa]

2) Sānanda (सानन्द):—mf(ā)n. having joy or happiness, joyful, glad, delighted with ([compound]), [Kāvya literature; Kathāsaritsāgara]

3) m. a kind of tree, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

4) Name of a youth attendant on Rādhā, [Pañcarātra]

5) (with miśra) Name of an author, [Catalogue(s)]

6) Sānandā (सानन्दा):—[from sānanda] f. a form of Lakṣmī, [ib.]

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

1) Sananda (सनन्द):—(ndaḥ) 1. m. Idem.

2) Sānanda (सानन्द):—[(ndaḥ-ndā-ndaṃ) a.] Happy.

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Sananda 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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Hindi dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sananda in Hindi glossary
Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Sānaṃda (सानंद) [Also spelled sanand]:—(a and adv) happy/happily; pleased/with pleasure.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sanaṃda (ಸನಂದ):—

1) [noun] the quality of being joyous; joyousness; pleasure.

2) [noun] name of a sage, who is one of the sons of Brahma.

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Sānaṃda (ಸಾನಂದ):—[adjective] feeling or having joy or pleasure; joyful or joyous; happy; gleeful.

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Sānaṃda (ಸಾನಂದ):—

1) [noun] pleasure; joy; happiness.

2) [noun] a man having, feeling joy, pleasure; a joyful man.

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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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