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The myth section is badly written and also possibly inaccurate.

I have cut it out, it isn't "the myth of Amrit" it is called "the churning of the ocean." I personally don't think it belongs in this section, though if anyone else does, feel free to edit it and put it back in.

The name "Amrit" is a really lucky name.

The Myth of Amrita[edit]

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The Legend of Shiva

After churning of Sea by the so called Hindu Gods & Asuras (Demons) derived "Vish" (the Poison) and "Amrita". Amrita is an Immortal nectar that the Asuras drank to attain immortality. The solute (poison / vish) was then to be consumed by Gods, so the hindu God Lord Shiva drank it on behalf of all the Gods. As a symbol of the same, the picture of Lord Shiva is shown with a blue neck, and thus he is also called as "Neel-Kanth," meaning the God with Blue (Neel) Neck (Kanth).


I will try to give some inputs. --Bhadani 08:07, 27 December 2005 (UTC)

Current Literary Reference[edit]

Is it worth including some reference to the Banana Yoshimoto novel of the same name? Shanen 12:06, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Alternate history[edit]

For several years, we had two articles on this topic: the other was Amrit. Eventually, the situation was discovered and Amrit was redirected here, but because "Amrit" is also the name of an important archaeological site, a new article was created there. Because the old history is more suitable over here than as part of the archaeological article, I've moved the history of the Amrit Sanskrit article over here; it can be found at Talk:Amrita/Amrit. Nyttend (talk) 17:34, 23 January 2012 (UTC)


As I can't put original research in the article, I will just share my opinions here. I think the actual identity of the amrita is psilocybin or another psychedelic tryptamine. This idea comes from the fact that you experience infinity and realize the immortality of your soul when tripping on shrooms. That fits well with the whole "bestows immortality on gods" thing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:01, 31 January 2013 (UTC)