Amritapravaha, Amṛtapravāha, Amrita-pravaha: 1 definition


Amritapravaha 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 Amṛtapravāha can be transliterated into English as Amrtapravaha or Amritapravaha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Amritapravaha in Shaktism glossary
Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Amṛtapravāha (अमृतप्रवाह) refers to the “currents of nectar (that stream from it into the body)”, according to the Śrīmatottara-tantra, an expansion of the Kubjikāmatatantra: the earliest popular and most authoritative Tantra of the Kubjikā cult.—Accordingly, “(The third sacred seat) is located in the throat and it illumines as do the rays of the full moon. Moonlight by nature, its purpose is to delight by the currents of nectar (that stream from it into the body) [i.e., amṛtapravāha-āhlādana-artha] and to (bring about) many forms of emanation. The emperor (who governs from this seat) is the venerable Ṣaṣṭhīśanātha who resides in the middle of the wheel surrounded by sixteen energies. He is mounted on the energy of action and is surrounded by many troupes of Yoginīs. [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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