Jakridudara, Jakṛdudara, Jakrit-udara: 1 definition


Jakridudara 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 Jakṛdudara can be transliterated into English as Jakrdudara or Jakridudara, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

[«previous next»] — Jakridudara in Rasashastra glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra

Jakṛdudara (जकृदुदर) or Yakṛdudara refers to “enlargement of the liver” and, together with Plīhodara, represents one of the eight types of udararoga (“diseases affecting the belly”) according to the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 6). Accordingly, “Plihodara or enlargement of spleen is due to the blood and phlegm turning impure, on account of eating food-stuff which is classed as bidahi and increaser of kapha. Yakridudara or enlargement of the liver is also due to the same cause, as stated above. In these two kinds of udara-rogis, an abnormal excess of vayu causes udabarta, pain, and anaha, an excess of pitta causes loss of consciousness, thirst, sensation of heat, and fever; and an excess of kapha gives rise to heaviness of the limbs, aversion to food, and stiffness of the belly”.

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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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