Ananda Vikatan (Tamil: ஆனந்த விகடன்) is the leading Tamil language weekly magazine published from Chennai, India. It is part of the Vikatan magazine family, which also publishes Junior Vikatan (ஜூனியர் விகடன்), Chutti Vikatan (சுட்டி விகடன்), Aval Vikatan (அவள் விகடன்), Naanayam Vikatan (நாணயம் விகடன்), Sakthi Vikatan (சக்தி விகடன்), Motor Vikatan (மோட்டார் விகடன்), Pasumai Vikatan (பசுமை விகடன), Doctor Vikatan (டாக்டர் விகடன்) and Vikatan TimePass (விகடன் டைம்பாஸ்).
Vikatan was started by S. S. Vasan in 1928 when he purchased a humour magazine that was not doing well for Rs. 200. Working hard, he built it up into a weekly and soon the weekly scaled to the top and the best selling Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan is still running successfully after nearly eighty years.
Vikatan has now evolved as Vikatan group and became an icon in the Tamil Nadu magazine industry. Vikatan over the years has provided the opportunity for many great Tamil writers such as Kalki Krishnamurthy, Devan, Sujatha Rangarajan, Gnani, Madhan, and Nadodi, to name a few. Cartoons and illustration also flourished with Artist Maya, 'Mali' Mahalingam, Madhan, Sridhar, Silpi, Thanu and Gopulu.
Now Rajumurugan, Peyon, S.Ramakrishnnan and Jeyamohan are some of the well-known contributors to Vikatan.
They have produced Tamil Movies like Chandralekha 1948 and Siva Manasula Sakthi,Valmiki in recent times. They are also successful in Television Media with their daily soap Kolangal in Sun TV being the most viewed South Indian TV program during its broadcast.
According to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, for the period of July–December 2004, the circulation stood at 4,30,534 per week. This represents a 22 per cent growth over the previous half-year period.