Kalanala, Kālānala, Kala-anala: 3 definitions
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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index
1a) Kālānala (कालानल).—A son of Sabhānara and a Paṇḍita; and father of Sṛñjaya.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa III. 74. 13; Viṣṇu-purāṇa IV. 18. 2-3.
1b) See saṃvartāgni.*
- * Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 25. 45 & 56.
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
Kālānala (कालानल) is the name of an Ayurvedic recipe defined in the fourth volume of the Rasajalanidhi (chapter 2, dealing with jvara: fever). These remedies are classified as Iatrochemistry and form part of the ancient Indian science known as Rasaśāstra (medical alchemy). Pārvatīśaṅkara is an ayurveda treatment and should be taken with caution and in accordance with rules laid down in the texts.
Accordingly, when using such recipes (eg., kālānala-rasa): “the minerals (uparasa), poisons (viṣa), and other drugs (except herbs), referred to as ingredients of medicines, are to be duly purified and incinerated, as the case may be, in accordance with the processes laid out in the texts.” (see introduction to Iatro chemical medicines)
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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Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
1) the destructive fire at the end of the world.
2) an epithet of Rudra. -3. a kind of bead (rudrākṣa).
Derivable forms: kālānalaḥ (कालानलः).
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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Ends with: Shleshmakalanala.
Search found 6 books and stories containing Kalanala, Kālānala, Kala-anala, Kāla-anala; (plurals include: Kalanalas, Kālānalas, analas). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Iatrochemistry (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
Treatment for fever (105): Kalanala rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
Treatment for fever (97): Shleshma-kalanala rasa < [Chapter II - Fever (jvara)]
The Vishnu Purana (by Horace Hayman Wilson)
The Garuda Purana (by Manmatha Nath Dutt)
Chapter CXXXIX - Genealogy of the princes of the lunar race < [Brihaspati (Nitisara) Samhita]
The Brahmanda Purana (by G.V. Tagare)
Chapter 57 - Varuṇa visits Bhārgava < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Chapter 74 - Royal Dynasties < [Section 3 - Upodghāta-pāda]
Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 5: Treatment of various afflictions (by Bhudeb Mookerjee)
The Brahma Purana (by G. P. Bhatt)