Aranala, Āranāla: 10 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian 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: Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)
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.
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.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Āranāla (आरनाल) refers to a variety of fermented gruels (kāñjika), according the 17th-century Bhojanakutūhala (dravyaguṇāguṇa-kathana), and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—Āranāla can be prepared by fermenting the de-husked wheat solution. This can be prepared either from raw wheat or from roasted wheat.
Āranāla medicinal effects: It is purgative. It is similar to sauvīra in its properties:—[Sauvīra is purgative. It stimulates digestive fire. It treats chronic colitis (grahaṇī), haemorrhoids and vitiation ofphlegm. It is recommended in the following conditions- disease of the bowels (udāvarta), body ache, bone pain and flatulence].
Āranāla gruel is mentioned in a list of potential causes for indigestion.—A complete section in Bhojanakutūhala is devoted for the description of agents that cause indigestion [viz., āranāla gruel]. These agents consumed on a large scale can cause indigestion for certain people. The remedies [viz., sāmudra (sea-salt)] for these types of indigestions are also explained therewith.
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.
Chandas (prosody, study of Sanskrit metres)Source: Journal of the University of Bombay Volume V: Apabhramsa metres (2)
Āranāla (आरनाल) is the name of a catuṣpadi metre (as popularly employed by the Apabhraṃśa bards), as discussed in books such as the Chandonuśāsana, Kavidarpaṇa, Vṛttajātisamuccaya and Svayambhūchandas.—Āranāla has 30 mātrās in each of its four lines, and represents a Dvipadī with a long letter added at the end of each line.—Dvipadī is catuṣpadi metre having 28 mātrās in each of its four lines, divided into the groups of 6, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4 and [S] mātrās.
Chandas (छन्दस्) refers to Sanskrit prosody and represents one of the six Vedangas (auxiliary disciplines belonging to the study of the Vedas). The science of prosody (chandas-shastra) focusses on the study of the poetic meters such as the commonly known twenty-six metres mentioned by Pingalas.
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Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Āranāla (आरनाल).—Gruel made from the fermentation of boiled rice.
Derivable forms: āranālam (आरनालम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-laṃ) Sour gruel made from the fermentation of boild rice. E. āra what goes, from ṛ to go, and nāla smell.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Āranāla (आरनाल):—n. sour gruel made from the fermentation of boiled rice, [Suśruta]
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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Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 20 - Fermented non-alcoholics (11): Aranala < [Chapter XXXIII - Spirituous liquors (Sandhana or Samdhana)]
Part 7 - Extraction of oil from seeds of Jyotismati < [Chapter XXXII - Extraction of oil from seeds]
Part 1 - Characteristics of Sandhana or Samdhana (liquors) < [Chapter XXXIII - Spirituous liquors (Sandhana or Samdhana)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 3 - Purification of kharpara < [Chapter VII - Uparasa (8): Rasaka or Kharpara (calamine)]
Part 2 - Purification of manas-shila < [Chapter XIII - Uparasa (14): Manahshila or Manas-shila (realgar)]
Part 2 - Purification of Bimala < [Chapter III - Uparasa (3): Bimala or Vimala (pyrites with red tints)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 10 - Mercurial operations (8): Stimulation of Mercury (dipana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 3 - Mercurial operations (1): Purification of Mercury (shodhana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 16 - Mercurial operations (14): Exhaustion of mercury (yarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
The Skanda Purana (by G. V. Tagare)
Trishashti Shalaka Purusha Caritra (by Helen M. Johnson)