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अन्-अन्त  mfn. mf()n. endless, boundless, eternal, infinite
अन्-अन्त  m. m.N. of विष्णु
of शेष (the snake-god)
of शेष's brother वासुकि
of कृष्ण
of his brother बलदेव
of शिव
of रुद्र
of one of the विश्व-देवs
of the 14th अर्हत्, &c.
the plant सिन्दुवार, Vitex Trifolia
Talc
the 23rd lunar asterism, श्रवण
a silken cord (tied round the right arm at a particular festival)
आ   the letter
a periodic decimal fraction?
अन्-अन्त  n. n. the sky, atmosphere
Talc.

अनन्त [ananta] a.  a. [नास्ति अन्तो यस्य] Endless, infinite, eternal, boundless, inexhaustible; ˚रत्नप्रभवस्य यस्य [Ku.1.3.]
न्तः N. of Viṣṇu; गन्धर्वाप्सरसः सिद्धाः किन्नरोरगचारणाः । नान्तं गुणानां जानन्ति (नास्यान्तमधिगच्छन्ति) तेनानन्तोऽयमुच्यते ॥; also of Viṣṇu's couch, the serpent Śeṣa; of Kṛiṣṇa and his brother; of Siva, the 14th Arhat; Vāsuki, the lord of serpents अनन्तश्चास्मि नागानाम् [Bg.1.29.]
A cloud.
Talc.
 N. N. of a plant (सिन्दु- वार) Vitex Trifolia (Mar. निरगुडी).
The asterism श्रवण.
A silken cord with 14 knots tied round the right arm on the अनन्तचतुर्दशी day.
The letter आ.
न्ता The earth (the endless).
The number one.
Names of various females; N. of Pārvatī.
Names of various plants; शारिवा, अनन्तमूल (a very medicinal plant) दूर्वा, आमलकी, गुडूची, अग्निमन्थ, कणा, लाङ्गली, दुरालाभा, हरीतकी, अग्निशिखा, श्यामलता, पिप्पली.
-न्ती   A small silken cord tied round the left arm of a woman.
न्तम् The sky, atmosphere.
Infinity, eternity.
Absolution, final beatitude; तदनन्ताय कल्पते [Pt.2.72.]
The Supreme Spirit, Brahman (परब्रह्म,); सत्यं ज्ञानमनन्तं ब्रह्मेति श्रुतिः । न व्यापित्वाद्देशतोऽन्तो नित्यत्वान्नापि कालतः । न वस्तुतोऽपि सर्वात्म्यादानन्त्यं ब्रह्मणि त्रिधा ॥
A sloping and a projecting member of the entablature representing a continued pent-roof; अनन्तं चान्तरिक्षं च प्रस्तरं चाष्टधा लुपाः । [Māna.18.174-175.] cf. अनन्तः शेषविष्ण्वोश्चानवधौ क्लीबमम्बरे । स्त्रियां स्याच्छारिपादूर्वाविशल्याला- ङ्गलीषु च । हैमवत्यां गळूच्यां च...। Nm. -Comp. -आत्मन्m. the Supreme Spirit;
-कर a.  a. magnifying to any extent; [P.III.2.21.]
-ग a.  a. moving forever.
-गुण a.  a. possessed of endless merits; of countless or infinite possessed of endless merits; of countless or infinite number; प्लवङ्गानामनन्तगुणतैधते [Mv.6.55.]
-चतुर्दशी, -˚व्रतम् [अनन्तस्य आराधनं यस्यां सा चतुर्दशी]   the 14th day of the bright half of Bhādrapada when Ananta is worshipped
-चरित्रः  N. N. of a Bodhisattva.
-जित् (अनन्तानि भूतानि   जितवान्)
 N. N. of Vāsudeva, the conqueror of all.
 N. N. of an Arhat deity.
-तान a.  a. of endless width, extensive.
-तीर्थकृत्  m. m.
one who visits many places of polgimage.
a Jaina deity.-तृतीया the third day of the bright half of भाद्रपद, मार्गशीर्ष or वैशाख; नभस्ये वाथ वैशाखे मार्गशीर्षेऽथवा पुनः । शुक्ल- पक्षतृतीयायां... उक्तानन्ततृतीयैषा सुतानन्दफलप्रदा.
-दृष्टिः [अनन्ता दृष्टयो नेत्राणि यस्य]  N. N. of Śiva, or of Indra.
-देवः [अनन्तो देव   इव]
the serpent Seṣa.
[अनन्ते दीव्यति; दिव्-अच्] N. of Nārayaṇa who sleeps on Seṣa.
 N. N. of the king of Kashmir.
-नेमिः  N. N. of the king of Mālava, a contemporary of शाक्यमुनि
-पार a.  a. of endless width, boundless; ˚रं किल शब्दशास्त्रम् [Pt.1.]
-पालः  N. N. of a warriorchief in Kashmir.
-मतिः  N. N. of a Bodhisattva. -मायिन्a. of endless tricks, endlessly deceitful.
-मूलः   a medicinal plant (शारिवा).
-राशिः   an infinite quantity.-रूप a. of innumerable forms or shapes; epithet of Visnu.
-वातः   a disease of the head, resembling tetanus.
-विजयः [अनन्तान् विजयते ध्वनिद्वारा अनेन]  N. N. of Yudhiṣṭhira's conchshell. अनन्तविजयं राजा कुन्तीपुत्रो युधिष्ठिरः [Bg.1.16.]
-वीर्यः  N. N. of the 23rd Jaina Arhat of a future age.
व्रतम् See अनन्तचतुर्दशी above.
 N. N. of the 12nd Adhyaya of the Bhaviṣyottara-Purāṇa.
-शक्ति a.  a. of boundless power, omnipotent, epithet of the Supreme Being.
-शयनम्   Travancore; Sriraṅgapaṭṭaṇa (because there are temples of Viṣṇu reclining on अनन्त Serpent).
-शीर्ष  N. N. of Visnu or the Supreme Being. (-र्षा) N. of the wife of Vāsuki.
-शुष्म a.  a. Ved. possessing endless strength; endlessly blowing.
-श्री a.  a. of boundless magnificence, an epithet of the Supreme Being.

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अनन्त  mfn.  (-न्तः-न्ता-न्तं)
1. Eternal, endless.
2. Unbounded, illimitable. 3. Infinite, innumerable.
 m.  (-न्तः)
1. A name of VISHNŪ or KRISHNĀ.
2. BALADEVA, the brother of KRISHNĀ.
3. The chief of the NĀGAS or serpent race, that inhabit the infernal regions: the couch and constant attendant of VISHNU.
4. The king of ser- pents, confounded with VĀSUKI. See वामुकि.
5. The fourteenth of the Jaina Tirthakāras or defied Saints: also called अनन्तजित्.
 f.  (-न्ता)
1. A name of PĀRVATĪ, the wife of SIVĀ.
2. The earth.
3. A synonime of several plants, (as Hedysarum alhagi.)
4. A kind of potherb. See विशल्या.
5. Bent grass, (Agrostis linearis.) 6 Ano- ther plant, (Echites frutescens, Rox.) See श्यामा. Or according to others, (Asclepias pscudosarsa, Rox.) See शारिवा.
7. Yellow myro- balan, (Terminalia citrina.)
8. Emblic myrobalan, (Phyllanthus emblica).
9. Another plant, (Menispermum glabrum.) See गुडुची. 10. Long pepper. See कणा.
 n.  (-न्तं) Sky or atmosphere, æther.
E. अन् neg. and अन्त end.

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A synonym of Viṣṇu. [M.B., Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 149, Verse 83].
ANANTA   The abode of Ananta in the nether regions. [Devī Bhāgavata, Canto 8]. (There are certain indications that Ananta refers to Trivandrum, Capital city of the Kerala State. Explanations of words like Svarga, Bhūmi, Pātāla, Ananta, Deva, Asura, throw much light on this inference).
ANANTA I   (ĀDIŚEṢA).
1) Genealogy.
Mahāviṣṇu begot Brahmā and he the Prajāpatis and Ananta (Ādiśeṣa) is one of the Prajāpatis. [Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇyakāṇḍa, Canto 14, Verse 7]. Ananta is also referred to as the son of Kaśyapa, one of the Prajāpatis born of Kadrū. [M.B., Ādi Parva, Chapter 105, Verse 41]. Also Balabhadrarāma, elder brother of Śrī Kṛṣṇa was a partial incarnation of Ananta.
2) Differences with mother.
Vinatā and Kadrū were two wives of Kaśyapa prajāpati. Garuḍa was born as Vinatā's son and numerous serpents like Ananta, Vāsuki, Takṣaka, Kārkkoṭaka were sons of Kadrū. Once a controversy developed between Vinatā and Kadrū, the latter saying that there were a few black hairs on the tail of Airāvata and the former denying it. It was agreed that she who proved wrong in the argument would become the slave of the other. To prove herself to be right Kadrū, the same night, asked her sons to go and stay suspended in the hairs of Airāvata's tail. Some of the sons agreed to do so, while her other (prominent) sons like Ananta expressed their disincli nation to do such an unethical act. Kadrū cursed these disobedient children of hers to die at the serpent yajña of Janamejaya, whereupon Ananta and his supporters departed in sorrow. [M.B., Ādi Parva, Chapter 65].
3) Ananta's new engagement.
Departing thus from his mother Ananta visited sacred centres like Gandhamādana, Badarī and practised austerities. And, Brahma appeared before Ananta and asked him not to worry, but to go to the nether world and support the world on his hoods. Brahmā also told him that Garuḍa would render him all help in the new task. Blessed thus by Brahmā, Ananta gladly took up the new job. [M.B., Ādi Parva, Chapter 36, Verse 24]. 4) Ananta has another abode in the palace of Varuṇa in the west. [M.B., Udyoga Parva, Chapter 110, Verse 18].
5) Ananta's prowess.
About Ananta's prowess [Viṣṇu Purāṇa] has the following to say: At the bottom of Pātāla there is a base (Tāmasic) form of Viṣṇu called Ādiśeṣa. Even the Dānavas and the Daityas are not able to describe the attributes of that form. The Siddhas call this Ādiśeṣa Ananta who is worshipped by Devas and ṛṣis. Ananta has 1000 heads and the Svastika mark which is clearly visible is his ornament. The 1000 gems in his head illuminate all regions, and he renders the Asuras powerless for the good of all the worlds. Ādiśeṣa whose eyes ever rotate due to the overflow of his prowess, and who wears blue apparel and garlands of white gems shines forth like another Mount Kailāsa beautified with garlands of clouds and by the flow of the Gaṅgā. Śrī Devī and Vāruṇī Devī serve Ananta who holds in one hand a lāṁgala and in the other a mace (mūsala). As the deluge (end of a yuga Kalpānta) approaches Rudra emanates from the faces of Ananta and consumes the three worlds. Ādiśeṣa dwells in the nether world wearing the whole earth as a crown. Even the Devas cannot gauge his nature, shape, prowess etc. When he yawns the earth and waters shake and shiver. The Gandharvas, Nāgas, Cāraṇas etc. fail to understand the real extent of his attributes, and that is why this strange being is called Ananta (endless). It was by worshipping Ananta and by his grace that sage Garga was able to master the sciences of astronomy and causation (nimitta). [Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 2, Chapter 5].
6) The land of Ananta.
Pātāla is Ananta's world, and at its bottom there is a spot called Ananta. That spot is 30000 yojanas in extent, and here lives Ananta. He is known as Saṅkarṣaṇa also. He bears the whole nether world as though it were a mustard seed. And, when he thinks of destroying the entire world the Rudra called Saṅkarṣaṇa will appear with other Rudras and weapons like tridents (Triśūla). Other serpents bow at the feet of Ananta, who is supremely beautiful with divine lustre. [Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 8].
ANANTA I   (ĀDIŚEṢA).
1) Genealogy.
Mahāviṣṇu begot Brahmā and he the Prajāpatis and Ananta (Ādiśeṣa) is one of the Prajāpatis. [Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, Araṇyakāṇḍa, Canto 14, Verse 7]. Ananta is also referred to as the son of Kaśyapa, one of the Prajāpatis born of Kadrū. [M.B., Ādi Parva, Chapter 105, Verse 41]. Also Balabhadrarāma, elder brother of Śrī Kṛṣṇa was a partial incarnation of Ananta.
2) Differences with mother.
Vinatā and Kadrū were two wives of Kaśyapa prajāpati. Garuḍa was born as Vinatā's son and numerous serpents like Ananta, Vāsuki, Takṣaka, Kārkkoṭaka were sons of Kadrū. Once a controversy developed between Vinatā and Kadrū, the latter saying that there were a few black hairs on the tail of Airāvata and the former denying it. It was agreed that she who proved wrong in the argument would become the slave of the other. To prove herself to be right Kadrū, the same night, asked her sons to go and stay suspended in the hairs of Airāvata's tail. Some of the sons agreed to do so, while her other (prominent) sons like Ananta expressed their disincli nation to do such an unethical act. Kadrū cursed these disobedient children of hers to die at the serpent yajña of Janamejaya, whereupon Ananta and his supporters departed in sorrow. [M.B., Ādi Parva, Chapter 65].
3) Ananta's new engagement.
Departing thus from his mother Ananta visited sacred centres like Gandhamādana, Badarī and practised austerities. And, Brahma appeared before Ananta and asked him not to worry, but to go to the nether world and support the world on his hoods. Brahmā also told him that Garuḍa would render him all help in the new task. Blessed thus by Brahmā, Ananta gladly took up the new job. [M.B., Ādi Parva, Chapter 36, Verse 24]. 4) Ananta has another abode in the palace of Varuṇa in the west. [M.B., Udyoga Parva, Chapter 110, Verse 18].
5) Ananta's prowess.
About Ananta's prowess Viṣṇu Purāṇa has the following to say: At the bottom of Pātāla there is a base (Tāmasic) form of Viṣṇu called Ādiśeṣa. Even the Dānavas and the Daityas are not able to describe the attributes of that form. The Siddhas call this Ādiśeṣa Ananta who is worshipped by Devas and ṛṣis. Ananta has 1000 heads and the Svastika mark which is clearly visible is his ornament. The 1000 gems in his head illuminate all regions, and he renders the Asuras powerless for the good of all the worlds. Ādiśeṣa whose eyes ever rotate due to the overflow of his prowess, and who wears blue apparel and garlands of white gems shines forth like another Mount Kailāsa beautified with garlands of clouds and by the flow of the Gaṅgā. Śrī Devī and Vāruṇī Devī serve Ananta who holds in one hand a lāṁgala and in the other a mace (mūsala). As the deluge (end of a yuga Kalpānta) approaches Rudra emanates from the faces of Ananta and consumes the three worlds. Ādiśeṣa dwells in the nether world wearing the whole earth as a crown. Even the Devas cannot gauge his nature, shape, prowess etc. When he yawns the earth and waters shake and shiver. The Gandharvas, Nāgas, Cāraṇas etc. fail to understand the real extent of his attributes, and that is why this strange being is called Ananta (endless). It was by worshipping Ananta and by his grace that sage Garga was able to master the sciences of astronomy and causation (nimitta). [Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Part 2, Chapter 5].
6) The land of Ananta.
Pātāla is Ananta's world, and at its bottom there is a spot called Ananta. That spot is 30000 yojanas in extent, and here lives Ananta. He is known as Saṅkarṣaṇa also. He bears the whole nether world as though it were a mustard seed. And, when he thinks of destroying the entire world the Rudra called Saṅkarṣaṇa will appear with other Rudras and weapons like tridents (Triśūla). Other serpents bow at the feet of Ananta, who is supremely beautiful with divine lustre. [Devī Bhāgavata, Skandha 8].
ANANTA II   A synonym of the Sun God. [M.B., Vana Parva, Chapter 3, Verse 24].
ANANTA III   A synonym of Śrī Kṛṣṇa. [M.B., Udyoga Parva, Chapter 70, Verse 14].
ANANTA IV   One of the military captains of Skanda. [M.B., Śalya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 57].
ANANTA VI   A synonym of Śiva. [M.B., Anuśāsana Parva, Chapter 17, Verse 135].

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