Aranala, aka: Āranāla; 2 Definition(s)


Aranala means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Rasaśāstra (chemistry and alchemy)

Aranala is another name for Kāñjī.—A liquid obtained by fermentation of 6¼ seers of boiled rice and 16 seers of water (one seer being equal to 64 tolas or 64 x 126 grains (troy) in weight. The liquid is called aranala, if wheat is used in place of rice. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)

(Source): Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy

Āranāla is another name for Kāñjika: a product made from rice.—The rice that is harvested in sixty days is kept in an earthen pot along with some pieces of radish and sealed and stored for two to three weeks. Gradually, the liquid turns sour in flavour. This is used for detoxification processes in Dolayantra.

(Source): Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)
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Rasaśāstra (रसशास्त्र, rasa-shastra) is an important branch of Āyurveda, specialising in chemical interactions with herbs, metals and minerals. Some texts combine yogic and tantric practices with various alchemical operations. The ultimate goal of Rasaśāstra is not only to preserve and prolong life, but also to bestow wealth upon humankind.

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Kāñjika:—Sour liquid prepared with of rice grain etc. is called as Kāñjika. Take śaṣṭi...
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