Amritacakra, Amṛtacakra, Amrita-cakra: 1 definition



Amritacakra 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 Amṛtacakra can be transliterated into English as Amrtacakra or Amritacakra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Amritachakra.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: The Khecarividya of Adinatha

The Vairāṭapurāṇa locates an Amṛtacakra (अमृतचक्र) in the upper part of the forehead from which “nectar is constantly flowing. This place is described as the abode of the Gāyatrī named Kāmadhenu (lit. ‘wish-giving cow’) figured like a milch-cow with four teats, viz. Ambikā, Lambikā, Ghaṇṭikā and Tālikā

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Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

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