Amrita (or Amritam) is an ancient Indian concept that has different meanings depending on the context. It’s a Sanskrit word usually translated as “nectar,” “immortality,” “imperishable,” “immortal essence,” “drink of the Gods,” “deathless,” “life elixir,” “soma,” “wisdom,” “holy water,” and “water of life,” among some other denotations. Mind, however, that Amrita is also the name of a medicinal plant used in Ayurvedic Medicine.
Originally, Amrita refers to the drinks or food that the Deities (Gods) consumed to achieve immortality. This drink was called Soma. It also refers to the drink (or nectar) the Deities took to achieve increased levels of knowledge, consciousness, and power. Nevertheless, there are historic indications that this mysterious Soma juice was actually an intoxicant or hallucinogenic drink used in rituals in ancient Vedic times to enter into a state of trance.
In Indian spiritual enlightenment traditions Amrita can also mean “sacred scriptures or writings,” “the wise words of the Guru,” or “the Nectar of Immortality that is drunk at the feet of the Guru,” that is, the “Nectar” that liberates us from earthly bondage and bestows us with Spiritual Enlightenment or Moksha. Additionally, depending on the religious tradition, Amrita can be a sacramental drink in rituals or blessed water that is used in baptism.
Following ideas in Tantric Sex practices it’s thought that stimulating the female G-Spot (Sacred Spot) can cause the release of a liquid, which is called Amrita. This is said to be the Nectar of Life liberating women of negative energies and of blockages in the flow of Prana (Vital Life Energy). Moreover, through the practice of Vajroli Mudra men can, with their penis, draw this Amrita through their urethra into the bladder or prostate to increase Vital Energy. Women, by contrast can apply the Sahajoli Mudra.
Another meaning of Amrita is about a liquid that, during deep meditation, starts to flow through our pituitary gland and/or pineal gland (the literature is not unanimously clear on this point) to the back of the throat. This represents a higher form of consciousness related to the awakening of Kundalini Energy.