Dolayantra, Dolāyantra, Dola-yantra: 8 definitions



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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Dolāyantra (दोलायन्त्र):—The Sanskrit name for an alchemical apparatus used in the treatment of Mecrury. The term is mentioned in classical texts such as the Rasaprakāśasudhākara, a Sanskrit work on Rasaśāstra. No less than fourty different tools like this one, mainly used for restraining/controlling the mercury from being escaped, are described in this text. The compaund Dolāyantra is composed of the words Dolā (meaning “litter” or “palanquin”) and Yantra (meaning “instrument” or “apparatus”).

Source: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)

Dolāyantra (Swing-apparatus): This is a purification device. Purification is a compulsory process in rasayōgas. Several techniques are used to purify metallic elements. gomūtra (cow’s urine), godugdha (cow’s milk) and many other beverages are used to purify metallic raw material. The material that is to be detoxified is packed in the so-called poṭali, the hanging one inside the apparatus. The liquid inside the apparatus is kañjika (sour rice-ferment).

Source: CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I

Dolāyantra (दोलायन्त्र) consists of a pot half filled with specified liquid with a horizontal rod placed on the rim from which the bundle of material to be treated will be immersed and heated. (see the Rasaratnasamuccaya 9.3-4: a 13th-century Sanskrit alchemical treatise by Vāgbhaṭa).

Source: CBSE: Chemistry in India

Dolāyantra (दोलायन्त्र).—A type of specialized instrument used in an alchemical laboratory (rasaśāla).—The dolā-yantra, in which a pot is half-filled with a liquid and a suspended substance absorbs the liquid’s vapours.

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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

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dolayantra in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

dōlāyantra (दोलायंत्र).—n S An instrument of medical men for expressing oil and other juices.

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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.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Dolayantra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Dolāyantra (दोलायन्त्र).—drugs tied up in a cloth and boiled out over a fire; Bhāva. P.

Derivable forms: dolāyantram (दोलायन्त्रम्).

Dolāyantra is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms dolā and yantra (यन्त्र). See also (synonyms): dolikāyantra.

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

Dolāyantra (दोलायन्त्र):—[=dolā-yantra] [from dolā > dola] n. drugs tied up in a cloth and boiled out over a fire, [Bhāvaprakāśa]

[Sanskrit to German] (Deutsch Wörterbuch)

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Dolāyantra (दोलायन्त्र):—n. Arzeneistoffe in ein Tuch gebunden , in einem Topf aufgehängt und über Feuer ausgesotten [Bhāvaprakāśa 2,86.] [Materia medica of the Hindus 25.]

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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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