Ananta

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English[edit]

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Lord Vishnu with consorts resting on Ananta-Sesha.

Alternative forms[edit]

Anantha

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अनन्त (ananta, endless).

Proper noun[edit]

Ananta

  1. (Hinduism) One of the names of Lord Vishnu.
  2. In the Mahabharata, the serpent, or Vasuki, is the son of Kasyapa, through Kadru as her eldest son.
  3. A male given name commonly used in India.

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References[edit]

  1. Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, pp. 34-35.