Amitagati, aka: Amita-gati; 3 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Hinduism

Katha (narrative stories)

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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.

Source: Wisdom Library: Kathāsaritsāgara
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Katha (कथा, kathā) refers to narrative Sanskrit literature often inspired from epic legendry (itihasa) and poetry (mahākāvya). Some Kathas reflect socio-political instructions for the King while others remind the reader of important historical event and exploits of the Gods, Heroes and Sages.

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In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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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.

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

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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: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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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. 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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