Amitashana, Amitāśana, Amita-ashana, Amitāśanā: 3 definitions


Amitashana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit terms Amitāśana and Amitāśanā can be transliterated into English as Amitasana or Amitashana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Amitāśanā (अमिताशना) refers to the name of a Lady mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. IX.45.7). Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Amitāśanā) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amitāśana (अमिताशन).—Powerful devourer, epithet of परमेश्वर (parameśvara); of Viṣṇu.

Derivable forms: amitāśanaḥ (अमिताशनः).

Amitāśana is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amita and aśana (अशन).

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

Amitāśanā (अमिताशना):—[=a-mi-tāśanā] [from a-mita] f. ‘immoderate in eating’, Name of one of the Mātṛs attending on Skanda, [Mahābhārata]

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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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