KIRAN ATMA: Amarushatakam
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Hinduism And Hindu Theology - What Is Amarushatakam?

 


Amarushatakam ("Amaru's Hundred") is a Sanskrit word that means "Amaru's Hundred." 


  • Amaru, a seventh-century poet, is credited with a collection of poetry on the subject of sexual love. 
  • 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. 
  • The themes of lover/beloved and union/separation addressed in this poetry eventually became typical genres of bhakti (devotional) poetry, despite the fact that the poem explores the pleasures of sensual love and is therefore not overtly religious.


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