Amitauja, Amitaujā: 3 definitions


Amitauja 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.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Amitaujā (अमितौजा).—A mighty Kṣatriya King of the Pāñcāla kingdom. He was born from the element of a Rākṣasa named Ketumān. Before the Pāṇḍavas went to war, they had sent an invitation to him. He was one of the distinguished royal allies of the Pāṇḍavas. (Mahābhārata, Ādi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 12; Udyoga Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 12; Udyoga Parva, Chapter 71, Verse 11).

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places

Amitauja (अमितौज) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. I.61.12) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Amitauja) 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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Amitauja (अमितौज).—(s; n. sg.), name of a former Buddha: Mahāvastu i.138.1.

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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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