Anala is a minor deity mentioned in various Hindu scriptures especially the puranas. As a deity, Anala is associated with Agni or fire. He is also an attendant god. He had prominence during the Vedic period.
Anala is one among the eight Vasus. He answered to Indra.
He is worshipped for attaining wealth and prosperity.
Anala was also one among the seven children that Ganga threw away into the river.