'Anantha' means 'endless'; 'nutha' means 'praise', (Nutha-praised). "The Kartha or creator who is praised endlessly" is referred to, in this epithet. Since Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba is ceaselessly engaged in healing, saving, safeguarding and uplifting, the paean of thanksgiving from those who receive His grace is Anantha, endless.
Kartha means also 'He who creates'; 'He who does makes, performs'; and so it is a name that signifies Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. Since Baba is all these three, the Dattatreya Himself, the name Kartha is eminently His. Baba is the Kartha, that draws endless praise from all lands and all languages, from young and old, from the simple and the sophisticated; words fail those who attempt to describe His love and His might. No artist can depict to the full, His beauty and His glory, but yet they keep on trying; the urge is irresistible. Once we have tasted His love, we feel orphaned unless we install Him in our hearts. People who have met Him and received the shower of His grace, return to Him, often and often, to alleviate their thirst. They talk only of His love, His wisdom and His mystery.