Showing posts with label Amaruka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amaruka. Show all posts

Hinduism And Hindu Theology - Who Was Amaruka?


Another name for Amaru, the famous poet. 

  • The Amarushatakam (“Amaru's Hundred”), a collection of poetry on the subject of sexual love, is usually attributed to Amaru (7th c.?) Sanskrit poet. 
  • The title of the book is doubly deceptive, since current versions include over 200 poems, and there is significant evidence that it was collected from many previous collections, casting doubt on its authorship. 
  • Despite the fact that Amaru's poetry is not overtly religious and therefore explores the pleasures of carnal love, the themes of lover/beloved and union/separation addressed in this poetry subsequently became common topics in bhakti (devotional) poetry.

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