Amritastha, Amṛtastha, Amrita-stha: 1 definition


Amritastha 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 Amṛtastha can be transliterated into English as Amrtastha or Amritastha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Amṛtastha (अमृतस्थ) refers to “one who resides in (the middle of) the ocean of nectar (of the Yoni)”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, [while describing the Niṣkala Form of Śrīnātha]—“[...] The attendants of the teacher are twelve and are located in the middle of the staff of the Egg of Brahmā. Free, he resides in the middle of the ocean of nectar (of the Yoni) [i.e., amṛtasthaamṛtamadhyasthaṃ] and he satisfies the universe. They too are the energizers of the letters and are adorned with the Twelve Jewels. They are on the three planes (of the triadic universe) and * * * are said to be (both) differentiated and without (phenomenal) qualities”.

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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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