Dolayantra, aka: Dolāyantra, Dola-yantra; 6 Definition(s)
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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)
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): Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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): Academia.edu: Ayurveda and Pharmaceutics (rasashastra)
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): CCRAS: Ayurvedic pharmacopoeia of India, Appendix I
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.(Source): CBSE: Chemistry in India
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.
Languages of India and abroad
dōlāyantra (दोलायंत्र).—n S An instrument of medical men for expressing oil and other juices.(Source): DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
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.
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): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. 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 3: Metals, Gems and other substances (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Purification of Diamonds < [Chapter XIII - Gems (1): Vajra or Hiraka (diamond)]
Part 23 - Purification of tuber poisons < [Chapter XXX - Visha (poisons)]
Part 18 - Purification of Guggulu < [Chapter XXXI - Upavisha (semi-poisons)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 2: Minerals (uparasa) (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 2 - Purification of Makshika < [Chapter II - Uparasa (2): Makshika (pyrites)]
Part 2 - Purification of manas-shila < [Chapter XIII - Uparasa (14): Manahshila or Manas-shila (realgar)]
Part 2 - Purification of haritala < [Chapter XII - Uparasa (13): Haritala (orpiment)]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 1: Initiation, Mercury and Laboratory (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Part 10 - Mercurial operations (8): Stimulation of Mercury (dipana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 4 - Mercurial operations (2): Boiling of Mercury (svedana) < [Chapter IV-V - Mercurial operations]
Part 4 - The Rasalinga or Rasalingam (Phallus made of Mercury) < [Chapter I - Requisites for metallurgical operations]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)