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aṃśa


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1 As a proper name, one of the Ādityas, who represents acquired wealth (booty), and luck in acquiring it.

2 A sacrificial share.

3 A partial incarnation (aṃśāvataraṇa) of a deity, in so far as it embodies only a portion or aspect of its power. Viṣṇu appears in this way at moments in the cosmogonic cycle when dharma is in decline.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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