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Hinduism - What Is Avimukta?

 



Avimukta has the literal meaning of “unforsaken” in the Sanskrit language.





The term Avimukta has two meanings:


  • it refers to the portion of Benares(Benares is an ancient city in India also known as Varanasi today) regarded to be the city's holy heart, in the area focused around the Vishvanath Temple; 
  • and it refers to the part of Benares considered to be the city's sacred heart, in the territory centered around the Vishvanath Temple. 


The term Avimukta comes from the idea that Shiva never leaves this location, and as a result, its proponents say that it is the holiest site on the planet. 



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