Amrita Nadi

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Etymology[edit]

Literally ""river of immortality"", from Sanskrit अमृत (a-mṛ́ta, immortal) + नदी (nadī́, river).

Proper noun[edit]

Amrita Nadi

  1. In yogic belief, a metaphysical channel that connects certain vital areas of the human body.
    • 1970, Cuttān̲anta Pāratiyār, Secrets of Sama Yoga;: An Elaborate Treatise on the Yoga of Vedic Seers, page 113,
      The top is connected with the heart by a mystic Nadi called Amrita Nadi.
    • 1978, G. Krishna, Guṇṭūru Lakṣmīkāntamu, Nayana: Kavyakantha Vasishtha Ganapati Muni : Biography, page 97,
      ...(the nerve-knot behind the centre of the eyebrows) leading the aspirant to the heart centre through the Amrita Nadi.
    • 1979, G. V. Subbaramayya, Sri Ramana Reminiscences, page 101,
      Nadi or Amrita Nadi.
    • 1996, David Frawley, Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses: spiritual secrets of Ayurda, page 173,
      It is called Amrita Nadi, the "immortal channel," or Atma Nadi, "the channel of the Self."
    • 2005, Christian Von Nidda, Our Secret Planet, page 90,
      From the nasal cavity the white elixer passes down a secret channel called amrita-nadi and is then distributed throughout the body, with the majority ending up in the brain.