Balla: 5 definitions
Balla means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Hindi. 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.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: archive.org: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
Balla refers to a measure of weight. 3 gunjas make one balla. 2 ballas make one masha. (see Bhudeb Mookerji and his Rasajalanidhi)
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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Sanskrit dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Balla (बल्ल):—[wrong reading] for valgā, [Mahābhārata vii, 1217.]
[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch
Balla (बल्ल):—in vipraviddhakuthaballāḥ [Mahābhārata 7, 1217] fehlerhaft für valgāḥ .
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.
Hindi dictionarySource: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary
Ballā (बल्ला):—(nm) a bat; racket; [ballebāja] a batsman; [ballebājī] batsmanship.
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Ends with: Amballa.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Balla, Ballā; (plurals include: Ballas, Ballās). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Measures of weight < [Chapter VII - Enumeration of technical terms]
Part 13 - Mercurial operations (11): Swooning of mercury (murchhana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD) (by Yashoda Devi)
Part 56 - Balla II (A.D. 1154) < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Part 55 - Balla I < [Chapter XI - The Chalukyas]
Part 13 - Other and later Kandravadis < [Chapter IX - The Kandravadis (A.D. 1130-1280)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 5 - Use of essence of Makshika < [Chapter II - Uparasa (2): Makshika (pyrites)]
Part 6 - Use of incinerated mica < [Chapter I - Uparasa (1): Abhra or Abhraka (mica)]
Part 3 - Incineration of haritala < [Chapter XII - Uparasa (13): Haritala (orpiment)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)