Ananda

Buddhist - Son of Prajapati. Half brother or cousin of the Buddha. Some say that he was born at the moment of the Buddha's birth and became his chief disciple, others that he was much younger than the Buddha. He was torn between the pleasures of this world and the life of the spirit, but when the Buddha showed him the beauty of heaven and the torments of hell, he gave up his young wife and devoted his life to contemplation. In some versions he is due to appear in a later age as the Buddha. At times, referred to as Ananda, Hariti, Hariti, Ananda, Chinese Ho-li Ti, Japanese Kishi Bojin, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara, Greek Eros, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.
Buddhist - A guardian goddess of children. She was originally a goddess of smallpox who seized and devoured children, but when the Buddha hid her own son, Pingala, she realised the error of her ways and was converted. Identified as Ananda, Hariti, Hariti, Ananda, Chinese Ho-li Ti, Japanese Kishi Bojin, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara, Greek Eros, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.
Hindu - A name of Kama. Kama was charred to a cinder by the fierceness of Shiva's third eye for shooting one of his arrows at the god, and was thereafter referred to as Ananda. Also commonly called Ananda, Hariti, Hariti, Ananda, Chinese Ho-li Ti, Japanese Kishi Bojin, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara, Greek Eros, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.
Hindu - Bliss, a quality of Brahman. Also known as Ananda, Hariti, Hariti, Ananda, Chinese Ho-li Ti, Japanese Kishi Bojin, Kama, Kama, Cama, Kamadeva, Kandarp, Kandarpa, Rupasta, Ananga, Bhavaja, Depaki, 'desire', Dipaki, Gritsa, Iraja, Kandarp(a), Manmatha, Mara, Mayasuta, Mayi, Pradyumna, Ragavrinta, Samantaka, Samsara-Guru, Smara, Titha, Vasanta-Bandhu, Buddhist Madhukara, Greek Eros, Shiva, Shiva, Acyata, Adinatha, Aghora, Akula, Anant(es)a, Annamurti, Bathala, Bhadra Vira, Bhagavan, Bhairava, Bhatara Guru, Bhava, Bhavishya, Bhima, Bhuta-Natha, Bhuteswara, Blue Throat, Candesvara, Candrasekhara, Dakshina-Murti, Dhurjati, Digambara, Divine Yogi, Durvasas, Ganga-dhara, Garudi, Gopala, Goraknath, Great Ascetic, Gupta, Hara, Harihara, Isha(na), Is(h)a, Is(h)ana, Is(h)vara, Janardana, Kala(ri), Khandoba, Linga, Lingodbhava, Lord of the Dance, Lord of the Moon, Mahadeo, Mahadeva, Mahakala, Mahapurusha, Maharaja, Mahes(h)vara, Mangala, Mukhalinga, Nataraja, Nates(h)a, Nilakantha, Nritta-Murti, Pancanana, Panchamukti-Maruti, Pas(h)upati, Patsupati, Petara, Rishabha, Rudra, Sadyojata, Shaktiman, Shambhu, Shamkara, S(h)ankara, Sharabha, Shaumya, Sikhandin, Siva, Somanatha, Somaskanda, Srikantha, Sthanu, Sundara, Supreme Lord, Syama, Tatpurusha, Tri-lochana, Tripuratanka, Ugra, Vamadeva, Vira-Bhadra, Virabhadra, Virupashksa, Vishapaharana, Vishvanatha, Warayana, Buddhist Amitabha, Cambodian Hara, Prah Eysor, East Indies Karaeng Lowe, Is(h)wara, Mahaiswara, Mahatala, Mahayogi, Greek Cronos, Japanese Amida, Pacific Bat(h)ala, Siwa, Philippines Mahacabatara, Thai Phra In Suen, Kala Shiva or Pancabrahma.

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