Amritam, Amṛtam: 1 definition


Amritam 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 Amṛtam can be transliterated into English as Amrtam or Amritam, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

1) Amṛtam (अमृतम्).—(See PRĀMṚTAM). (See full article at Story of Amṛtam from the Puranic encyclopaedia by Vettam Mani)

2) Amṛtam (अमृतम्).—A delicious and precious food obtained from the ocean of Milk when the Devas and Asuras churned it. In Chapter 152 of Agni Purāṇa, the word "Mṛtam" is defined as wealth received by begging and "Amṛtam" as wealth received without begging, and "Prāmṛtam" as another kind of wealth obtained without begging. Cause of Kṣīrābdhi-mathanam. (Churning of the Sea of Milk)—Once when Maharṣi Durvāsas was travelling through a forest, he met the Apsarā woman, Menakā, with a garland of Kalpaka flowers in her hand. The fragrance of the flowers filled the whole forest. Durvāsas approached Menakā and requested her to give the garland to him. The Vidyādharī (Apsarā woman) prostrated before the Maharṣi with reverence and presented the garland to him. Wearing that garland on his hair, Durvāsas went to devaloka.

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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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