Amritaharana, Amṛtāharaṇa, Amrita-aharana: 4 definitions


Amritaharana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. 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 Amṛtāharaṇa can be transliterated into English as Amrtaharana or Amritaharana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Pancaratra (worship of Nārāyaṇa)

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Source: Isvara Samhita Vol 1

Amṛtāharaṇa (अमृताहरण) refers to one of the various Vibhava manifestations according to the Īśvarasaṃhitā 24.267-272.—Accordingly, “the Lord, those wisdom has become bloated with nectar, who brought nectar (hence the name Amṛtāharaṇa), wearing yellow garment, with a single face and four hands shall be meditated upon. His hand is resting on his buttock, he is ornamented by conch and discus, resting the middle part (of the body) with the right hand, having a form of the hill, who was pure knowledge, who destroys the fear (for the devotees) of getting karman, who directs well His devotees with the intellect, affectionate to His devotees, who churned the milky ocean with His māyā, who brought out nectar after stirring it, a healthy rival for hunger, thirst etc. He is to be treated as pure and imperishable in the midst of the sea of māyā, a nectar for the souls and peerless by the act of destroying food”.

These Vibhavas (eg., Amṛtāharaṇa) represent the third of the five-fold manifestation of the Supreme Consciousness the Pāñcarātrins believe in. Note: Māyā means wonderful power which alone would make the milky ocean cleaned.

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Pancaratra (पाञ्चरात्र, pāñcarātra) represents a tradition of Hinduism where Narayana is revered and worshipped. Closeley related to Vaishnavism, the Pancaratra literature includes various Agamas and tantras incorporating many Vaishnava philosophies.

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Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

amṛtāharaṇa (अमृताहरण).—m S (Robber of amṛta Nectar.) A name of the bird garūḍa. Ex. jaisā amṛtāharaṇi svarga || khaganāyaka ākrami ||

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Amṛtāharaṇa (अमृताहरण).—Name of Garuḍa who once stole Amṛta.

Derivable forms: amṛtāharaṇaḥ (अमृताहरणः).

Amṛtāharaṇa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms amṛta and āharaṇa (आहरण).

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

Amṛtāharaṇa (अमृताहरण).—m.

(-ṇaḥ) A name of Garuda, the bird of Vishnu. E. amṛta, hṛ to convey, with āṅ prefixed, and lyuṭ affix; Garuda having upon one occasion stolen the Amrita.

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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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