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By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Anarta, Anarta, AAnarta

  1. stage, platform.
  2. theatre.
  3. the son of Śaryāti and the grandson of the Manu Vaivasvata[1] and son of Saryāti. Brother of Sukanyā, the paragon of wifely virtues and wife of the sage Cyavana. He is said to have built the fortress at the city Kuśasthalī which was later chosen by Kṛṣṇa as his capital under the new name Dvārakā. Vedārtha, a reputed scholar studied under him. The country ruled by Ānarta was also called by the same name.


  1. The modern state of Gujarat was named after Manu Vaivasvata
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore