Anaṅga (Ananga) was the son Kardama Prajāpati (Prajapati). In Śāntiparva (Shantiparva) of Mahābhārata (Mahabharata), Anaṅga has been referred to as a just and fair king well conversed in political science. However, it is also mentioned that even though Anaṅga was a conscientious king during the initial part of his reign, he later turned into a despot driven by sensual indulgences.