Amritapana, Amṛtapāna, Amrita-apana, Amṛtāpāna: 2 definitions


Amritapana 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 terms Amṛtapāna and Amṛtāpāna can be transliterated into English as Amrtapana or Amritapana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Amritapana in Purana glossary
Source: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Amṛtāpāna (अमृतापान) refers to the “drinking of the nectar”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.5.15 (“The birth of Jalandhara and his marriage”).—Accordingly, as Bhārgava narrated to Jalandhara the details regarding the headless Rāhu: “[...] The enemies of the Asuras extracted jewels from the ocean. The gods seized the nectar and drank it deceitfully. Then the gods including Indra increased in strength and prowess by the drinking of the nectar (amṛtāpāna) and harassed the Asuras with the assistance of Viṣṇu. This Viṣṇu who is always a partisan of Indra, cut off the head of Rahu as he was drinking the nectar along with the gods. [...]”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Amritapana in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

amṛtapāna (अमृतपान).—n (S) amṛtaprāśana n (S) Nectardrinking. Used fig. in the applications of amṛta- ghuṭakā.

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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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