Bida, Biḍa: 8 definitions
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Biḍa (बिड):—Sanskrit name for one of the drugs belonging to the Sādhāraṇarasa group, according to the Rasaprakāśasudhākara: a 13th century Sanskrit book on Indian alchemy, or, Rasaśāstra and other similar texts. Biḍa has medicinal and alchemical applications, such as that it removes all the doṣas (‘bad effects’)Source: Indian Journal of History of Science, 31(4), 1996: Mūṣāvijñāna
Biḍa (बिड) is a preparation of various alkalies, acids, salts etc. According to the Rasaratnasamuccaya 10.12, the Yogamūṣā was made of burnt chaff, powdered and burnt coals, earth from a place where white ants abound, and a biḍa which is a preparation of various alkalies, acids, salts etc.
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.
Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
Bida (बिद).—A Pravara of the Bhārgavas.*
- * Matsya-purāṇa 6. 20.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Ayurveda (science of life)Source: Shodhganga: Dietetics and culinary art in ancient and medieval India
Biḍa (बिड) or Viḍa refers to “black salt”, according to the Mahābhārata Anuśāsanaparva 91.41, and is commonly found in literature dealing with the topics of dietetics and culinary art, also known as Pākaśāstra or Pākakalā.—We cannot see any reference to the salt in Ṛgveda. But most of the non-Ṛgvedic Saṃhitas, Brāhmaṇas and Upaniṣads refer to salt in the name of lavaṇa or saindhava. Mahābhārata refers the non-usage of viḍa (biḍa) and black salt in śrāddha ceremonies. According to Mahābhārata (Anuśāsanaparva 161.99), eating salt in the palms of one’s hands and eating salt at night should be avoided.
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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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
bidā (बिदा).—p ( A) Sent away; dismissed; permitted to depart--a visitor. v kara.
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bīḍa (बीड).—n Iron-ore. 2 The mass of this ore upon which sheets of copper &c. are beaten out. 3 A cart-rope. 4 Bitloben or black salt. See baḍalavaṇa.
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bīḍa (बीड).—n (vīḍa from viḍī Ring) Measure, model, pattern. Ex. hyā biḍācā dhōtarajōḍā asalā kiṃvā tyā biḍācēṃ pāgōṭēṃ asalēṃ tara kāḍha.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
bīḍa (बीड).—n Iron-ore. A cart-rope. n Model. Ex. hyā bīḍācā dhōtarajōḍā.
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bīda (बीद).—f A street or lane.
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.
Sanskrit dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Biḍa (बिड).—A kind of salt.
Derivable forms: biḍam (बिडम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Bida (बिद):—[from bind] m. (also written vida) Name of a man, [Pāṇini 4-1, 104] [plural] his family, [Āśvalāyana-śrauta-sūtra]
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 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Alchemical crucibles (musa) < [Chapter VI - Laboratory equipment]
Part 12 - Mercurial operations (10): Swallowing of metals of Mercury (grasana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 16 - Mercurial operations (14): Exhaustion of mercury (yarana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Kautilya Arthashastra (by R. Shamasastry)