Adhahpatana, Adhaḥpātana, Adha-patana: 7 definitions


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Rasashastra (Alchemy and Herbo-Mineral preparations)

Source: CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I

Adhaḥpātana (अधःपातन) is the second sub-step of Pātana, which is the fifth of the eight purification steps of Pārada (mercury), also known as the Aṣṭasaṃskāra.—Take the ingredients numbered [ii] to [vi], dry, powder and pass through sieve number 85. Add the powders to Pārada and levigate by adding ingredients numbered [vii] to [ix] to prepare fine paste. Apply the paste in the Adhaḥpātana-yantra, subject to heat and collect Pārada. (see the Āyurvedaprakāśa 1.75-77: a Sanskrit work on Rasaśāstra written in the 16th-century by Mādhava).


  1. Pārada [Mercury] (1 part),
  2. Harītakī (1/16th part of the Pericarp),
  3. Bibhītaka (1/16th part of the Pericarp),
  4. Āmalakī (1/16th part of the Pericarp),
  5. Śigru (1/16th part of the Stem bark),
  6. Citraka (1/16th part of the Roots),
  7. Saindhava-lavaṇa (1/16th part),
  8. Āsurī [Rājikā ] (1/16th part of the Seeds),
  9. Nimbu-rasa (Quantum satis).

Unclassified Ayurveda definitions

Source: Ayurveda glossary of terms

Adhaḥpātana (अधःपातन):—A process in which material especially mercury is displaced Downwards

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

adhaḥpatana (अधःपतन).—n S Falling down; descending to hell &c. See adhaḥpāta. Ex. vēda śāstrēṃ purāṇēṃ tayā bōla- ti a0 || jayā nāhiṃ parijñāna guruparamparēcī ||

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

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Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

Adhaḥpatana (अधःपतन):—(nm) downfall, fall; degradation, degeneration.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Adhaḥpatana (ಅಧಃಪತನ):—

1) [noun] a falling down; a displacement from above.

2) [noun] a sudden fall, as from prosperity or power.

3) [noun] a degrading or being degraded in rank, status or condition; degradation.

4) [noun] a degenerate, esp. morally, condition; degeneration.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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