Amrita need not necessarily mean nectar which you drink. It need not mean something that excites the taste buds. Amrita comes from the word ‘a – mrita’ which means immortal or deathless. Amrita – that which confers deathlessness upon a person. Again it does not mean physical deathlessness. All the great sages have come and gone. Nobody remains forever. But the realization that there is something in us that is immortal and which survives the body.