Purnamrita, Pūrṇāmṛta, Pūrṇāmṛtā, Purna-amrita: 6 definitions


Purnamrita 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 terms Pūrṇāmṛta and Pūrṇāmṛtā can be transliterated into English as Purnamrta or Purnamrita, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Purnamrita in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Pūrṇāmṛta (पूर्णामृत).—A Kalā of the moon.*

  • * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa IV. 35. 92.
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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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Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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

Pūrṇāmṛta (पूर्णामृत) refers to the “nectar of the full moon”, according to Jayaratha’s commentary on the Tantrāloka.—Accordingly, “The goddess who is the tranquil energy of the Moon who abides above as the aesthetic savour (rasa) of the bliss of the nectar of the full (Moon) (pūrṇāmṛta)”.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Purnamrita in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Pūrṇāmṛtā (पूर्णामृता).—epithet of the sixteenth digit of the moon.

Pūrṇāmṛtā is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms pūrṇa and amṛtā (अमृता).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Pūrṇāmṛta (पूर्णामृत):—[from pūrṇa > pūra] mfn. full of nectar

2) Pūrṇāmṛtā (पूर्णामृता):—[from pūrṇāmṛta > pūrṇa > pūra] f. Name of the 16th Kala of the moon, [Brahma-purāṇa]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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