“AMBROSIA”- THE FOOD & DRINK OF GODS

“Ambrosia ” -The eternal food and drink of the celestial beings and gods which makes them immortal.

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Well! This is what we have learnt and read through our mythological scriptures. What is so special about this food or drink that makes it so extraordinary and provides immortality? Is there any mixture of potion added or some unique composition which makes it stand out from the rest?

Ambrosia is sometimes depicted in ancient art as distributed by a nymph labeled with that name. In a myth, an opponent to the wine god Dionysus, violence committed against Ambrosia turns her into a grapevine.

Amrita is a hindi or sanskrit word for Ambrosia.

Amrita is produced in the “ocean-churning” samudra manthan legend, which describes how the devas, because of a curse from the sage Durvasawere to lose their immortality. The two sides,god and demons then churn the ocean and create (among other wonderful things) amrita, the nectar of immortality.

Amrit too ,according to yogic philosophy of Indian spiritualism,is considered to be the liquid which is secreted while being in ecstasy and utter bliss ,during the assimilation with god or while having such an experience during meditation which carries the soul to different realm of consciousness.

Ambrosia is considered to be a sweet liquid,similar in taste like honey,referred normally as nectar.

The whole gist reflects the drop of ambrosia or the essence of Ambrosia ,the food, is not a substance that can be used as an intake to get immortality of life.

It is the sweetness that is extracted when we churn out the evils from our body and mind ,leaving behind only the immortal part ie.the soul.It is in fact the drop of nectar which gets secreted when the soul reaches the ultimate level of consciousness and leaves behind the rest to experience the spiritual bliss,which make it immortal.

THIS POST WAS WRITTEN FOR http://writetribe.com/food-food/

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I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013.

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28 thoughts on ““AMBROSIA”- THE FOOD & DRINK OF GODS

    1. Yes you are right. The same word has almost the same meaning and worth in different mythologies of the world..As if every civilization brought out a new version of the same thing..

  1. Interesting. While I have read about Amrit in the mythological tales, but was not aware of it churning out the evils from our body and mind and how it leads towards immortality! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Shilpa. That is the philosophical approach Shilpa,not written or proved but our mythology is full of stories which have and are actually metaphorical for humans.

  2. Loved how you wove mythology into the prompt. The last para is very enlightening. That amrita/ ambrosia the sweet nectar lies within us. Super post.

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