Anantnag also called Islamabad, is a city and a municipality, capital of the Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Anantnag is situated at a separation of 53 kilometers 33 miles from the state's capital Srinagar. It is the third biggest city in Jammu and Kashmir after Srinagar and Jammu with a urban agglomerate populace of more than 200,000 and civil point of confinement populace more than 100,000.
The name Anantnag is thought to begin from the Sanskrit expression ananta, signifying "unbounded", and Kashmiri word naga, "water spring"; Anantnag would along these lines signify "ious springs", as there are without a doubt numerous springs in the town. As per Marc Aurel Stein, in any case, the name of the city originates from the name of the spring of Shesha Nag, the "Perfect Serpent" in Hindu religious philosophy, who was additionally called Anantnag; the spring situated in the town.
This is additionally supported by every single neighborhood student of history including Kalhana, as indicated by whom the city has taken the name of the spring of Shesha Nag otherwise called Ananta Nag. The name Islamabad is accepted to have gotten from the name of a Mughal representative Islam Khan who manufactured a garden in the zone.