Gostanimusha, Gostanīmūṣā, Gostani-musha: 1 definition

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Introduction:

Gostanimusha 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 Gostanīmūṣā can be transliterated into English as Gostanimusa or Gostanimusha, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Gostanīmūṣā (गोस्तनीमूषा) 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. Gostanīmūṣā 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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