- Anala is one of thousand names of Shiva.
- List of Mahabharata people and places contains name Anala (अनल) (I.60.17,66), (1.66), (IX.44.4),(IX.44.32)
Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 66 mentions: Sons of Prajapati were eight and were called Vasus who were Dhara, Dhruva, Soma, Aha, Anila, Anala, Pratyusha, and Prabhasa.
- धरॊ ध्रुवश च सॊमश च अहश चैवानिलॊ ऽनलः
- प्रत्यूषश च परभासश च वसवॊ ऽषटाव इति समृताः (I.66.17)