Amitagati, Amita-gati: 8 definitions


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In Hinduism

Kavya (poetry)

[«previous next»] — Amitagati in Kavya glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara

Amitagati (अमितगति) is the name of a king from Vakrapura, as mentioned in the Kathāsaritsāgara, chapter 107. Accordingly, “...  [Naravāhanadatta] ascended the heavenly lotus chariot, after he had received permission from him [Śiva] to depart, and went first to the city of Amitagati, named Vakrapura; and as he went, the sciences showed him the path, and the bards of the Siddhas sang his praises”.

The Kathāsaritsāgara (‘ocean of streams of story’), mentioning Amitagati, is a famous Sanskrit epic story revolving around prince Naravāhanadatta and his quest to become the emperor of the vidyādharas (celestial beings). The work is said to have been an adaptation of Guṇāḍhya’s Bṛhatkathā consisting of 100,000 verses, which in turn is part of a larger work containing 700,000 verses.

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Kavya (काव्य, kavya) refers to Sanskrit poetry, a popular ancient Indian tradition of literature. There have been many Sanskrit poets over the ages, hailing from ancient India and beyond. This topic includes mahakavya, or ‘epic poetry’ and natya, or ‘dramatic poetry’.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

[«previous next»] — Amitagati in Jainism glossary
Source: Trisastisalakapurusacaritra

Amitagati (अमितगति) is the name of a Muni, according to the Jain Ramayana and chapter 7.2 [Rāvaṇa’s expedition of conquest] of Hemacandra’s 11th century Triṣaṣṭiśalākāpuruṣacaritra: an ancient Sanskrit epic poem narrating the history and legends of sixty-three illustrious persons in Jainism.

Accordingly, “Lamenting so, Añjanā (daughter of Hṛdayasundarī and Mahendra) was led by her friend, who informed her first, and she saw Muni Amitagati in meditation in a cave. Bowing to the flying-ascetic with reverence, they sat down on the ground in front of him and he finished his meditation. Raising his right hand, he gave the blessing ‘Dharmalābha’, which is ṭhe sole water-channel to the great garden of happiness of meditation. After bowing again with devotion, Vasantatilakā told him all of Añjanā’s trouble from the beginning”.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 4: The celestial beings (deva)

Amitagati (अमितगति) refers to one of the two Indras (lords) of the Dikkumāra (directional youths) class of “residential celestial beings” (bhavanavāsin), itself a main division of devas (celestial beings) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 4.3. Amitagati and Amitavāhana are the two lords in the Fiendish-youths residential celestial beings.

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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amitagati in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amitagati (अमितगति).—Name of a Vidyādhara, Ks. Name of a Jaina author.

Derivable forms: amitagatiḥ (अमितगतिः).

Amitagati is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amita and gati (गति).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Amitagati (अमितगति) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—a Jaina author, composed in 1050: Subhāṣitaratnasaṃdoha. Io. 669. Report. L.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Amitagati (अमितगति):—[=a-mita-gati] [from a-mita] m. Name of a Vidyādhara, [Kathāsaritsāgara]

2) [v.s. ...] Name of a Jaina author.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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