Adhahpatana, Adhaḥpātana, Adha-patana: 2 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)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).
- Pārada [Mercury] (1 part),
- Harītakī (1/16th part of the Pericarp),
- Bibhītaka (1/16th part of the Pericarp),
- Āmalakī (1/16th part of the Pericarp),
- Śigru (1/16th part of the Stem bark),
- Citraka (1/16th part of the Roots),
- Saindhava-lavaṇa (1/16th part),
- Āsurī [Rājikā ] (1/16th part of the Seeds),
- Nimbu-rasa (Quantum satis).
Rasashastra (रसशास्त्र, rasaśāstra) is an important branch of Ayurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasashastra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: 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 ||
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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