We find Anindita used twice in Aṣṭottarasahsranāmastotra (Ashtottarasahasranama; a hymn recounting one thousand and eight names) of Śiva (Siva) as one of his epithets. Literally the word means ‘the impeccable one’. Śiva as the Supreme Being manifest is beyond the reach of all negative qualities like fault and sin, which are attributes of the mortals. By virtue of this, Śiva is also known as Anagha. Therefore, he cannot be criticised – he is the impeccable one. As the Supreme Being is above criticism as well as praise, the adjective anindita has been applied to Śivaas an epithet.