Dirghamusha, Dīrghamūṣā, Dirgha-musha: 2 definitions



Dirghamusha 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.

The Sanskrit term Dīrghamūṣā can be transliterated into English as Dirghamusa or Dirghamusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Dīrghamūṣā (दीर्घमूषा) is a Sanskrit technical term corresponding to “Cow-nipple Like Crucible”. It is commonly used in Rasaśāstra literature (Medicinal Alchemy) such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara or the Rasaratna-samuccaya. Dīrghamūṣā is a tool often used in various Ayurvedic recipes and Alchemical preparations.

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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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General definition (in Hinduism)

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Source: AlchemyPottery: Forays into Alchemical Pottery

Dirgha-musha:—Generally made of iron, a long crucible. Preparation: make ordinary musha cover its top with a dish (sarava) seal the joints, attach long tube similar to Dhattura-puspa to the Samputa through hole in its middle.

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