Amratikeshvara, Āmrātikeśvara: 2 definitions

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Amratikeshvara 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 term Āmrātikeśvara can be transliterated into English as Amratikesvara or Amratikeshvara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaivism (Shaiva philosophy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Kubjikāmata-tantra

Āmrātikeśvara (आम्रातिकेश्वर):—Sanskrit name for one of the twenty-four sacred sites of the Sūryamaṇḍala, the first maṇḍala of the Khecarīcakra, according to the kubjikāmata-tantra. The Khecarīcakra is the fifth and final cakra located just above the head. Each one of these holy sites (pītha) is presided over by a particular Khecarī (‘sky-goddess’). This Āmrātikeśvara-pītha is connected with the goddess Pūtanā.

Source: academia.edu: A Critical Study of the Vajraḍākamahātantrarāja (II) (shaivism)

Āmrātikeśvara (आम्रातिकेश्वर) refers to one of the twenty-four sacred districts mentioned in the Kubjikāmatatantra (chapter 22). Prayāga is presided over by the Goddess (Devī) named Pūtanā accompanied by the Field-protector (Kṣetrapāla) named Mahākrodha. Their weapon possibly corresponds to the gadā. A similar system appears in the 9th century Vajraḍākatantra (chapter 18).

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Shaiva (शैव, śaiva) or Shaivism (śaivism) represents a tradition of Hinduism worshiping Shiva as the supreme being. Closely related to Shaktism, Shaiva literature includes a range of scriptures, including Tantras, while the root of this tradition may be traced back to the ancient Vedas.

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