Amritadhara, Amṛtadhāra, Amrita-dhara, Amṛtadhārā: 4 definitions


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The Sanskrit terms Amṛtadhāra and Amṛtadhārā can be transliterated into English as Amrtadhara or Amritadhara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)

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Source: Shodhganga: a concise history of Sanskrit Chanda literature

Amṛtadhārā (अमृतधारा) refers to one of the eighteen viṣama-varṇavṛtta (irregular syllabo-quantitative verse) mentioned in the 332nd chapter of the Agnipurāṇa. The Agnipurāṇa deals with various subjects viz. literature, poetics, grammar, architecture in its 383 chapters and deals with the entire science of prosody (eg., the amṛta-dhārā metre) in 8 chapters (328-335) in 101 verses in total.

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Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amṛtadhāra (अमृतधार).—a. shedding nectar.


Amṛtadhāra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amṛta and dhāra (धार).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Amṛtadhāra (अमृतधार).—mfn.

(-raḥ-rā-raṃ) Shedding or distilling ambrosia. E. amṛta, and dhārā a drop.

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

Amṛtadhārā (अमृतधारा):—[=a-mṛta-dhārā] [from a-mṛta > a-mūla] f. ‘stream of Amṛta’, Name of a metre.

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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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