Indragopa, aka: Indra-gopa; 3 Definition(s)


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Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप) refers to a kind of insect, popularly known in India as mukhmuli insect. (see the Rasajalanidhi by Bhudeb Mookerji)

Source: Rasa-Jala-Nidhi: Or Ocean of indian chemistry and alchemy
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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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Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप).—[indro gopo rakṣako'sya, varṣābhavatvāttasya] a kind of insect of red or white colour; Śukra.4.157; K.1.

Derivable forms: indragopaḥ (इन्द्रगोपः).

Indragopa is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms indra and gopa (गोप). See also (synonyms): indragopaka.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indragopa (इन्द्रगोप).—or °paka, in comp. with śiras or śīrṣa(n), redheaded, said of (miraculous) elephants: LV 55.3—4 (prose) indragopaka-śirāḥ, n. sg., of the Bodhisattva in the form of a small elephant, about to enter his mother's womb (in verse line 7 replaced by suraktaśīrṣaḥ); Mv iii.411.4 (prose) indragopa-śīrṣam, of another magically created [Page115-a+ 71] elephant. The words °pa and °paka denote a red insect in Sanskrit and Pali; acc. to BR the cochineal insect.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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