Devagandhari, Deva-gandhari, Devagāndharī, Devagāndhārī: 4 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

Devagandhari 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

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Devagāndharī (देवगान्धरी):—One of the sixty-eight Siddhauṣadhi, as per Rasaśāstra texts (rasa literature). These drugs give siddhi (success) in mercurial operations. Even so, they are more powerful than rasa (mercury) itself. These may perform all the kāryas (‘effects’) and grant dehasiddhi (‘perfection of body’) and lohasiddhi (‘transmutation of base metals’) both.

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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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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous (D) next»] — Devagandhari in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Devagāndhārī (देवगान्धारी).—Name of a Rāgiṇī गान्धारी देवगान्धारी मालवी श्रीश्च सारवी । रामकीर्यपि रागिण्यः श्रीरागस्य प्रिया इमाः (gāndhārī devagāndhārī mālavī śrīśca sāravī | rāmakīryapi rāgiṇyaḥ śrīrāgasya priyā imāḥ) ||

Devagāndhārī is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms deva and gāndhārī (गान्धारी).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devagāndhārī (देवगान्धारी).—f. (-rī) One of the Raginis, or female personification of the modes of music.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Devagāndhārī (देवगान्धारी):—[=deva-gāndhārī] [from deva-gāndhāra > deva] f. (in music) Name of a Rāgiṇī.

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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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