Amritamati, aka: Amṛtamati; 1 Definition(s)


Amritamati 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 Amṛtamati can be transliterated into English as Amrtamati or Amritamati, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Śilpaśāstra (iconography)

Amṛtamati (अमृतमति).—The Yaśodharacaritra narrates Amṛtamati’s extra marital relationship with a māhut, elephant trainer who was a good singer too. It is said that the queen, attracted by his music, used to go to meet him alone, every night, like an abhisārikā nāyikā, when the king is fast asleep. One night as the King falls asleep late at night, she is not on time to her rendez-vous. Enraged by her untimely arrival, the furious elephant trainer beats and tortures her.

(Source): Archaeological Survey of India: Śaiva monuments at Paṭṭadakal (śilpa)
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Śilpaśāstra (शिल्पशास्त्र, shilpa-shastra) represents the ancient Indian science of creative arts such as sculpture, iconography and painting. Closely related to Vāstuśāstra (architecture), they often share the same literature.

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