Kalpadruma, aka: Kalpa-druma; 4 Definition(s)

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In Hinduism

Rasashastra (chemistry and alchemy)

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Kalpadruma (कल्पद्रुम) or Kalpadrumarasa 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., kalpadruma-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)

Source: Wisdom Library: Rasa-śāstra
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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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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kalpadruma (कल्पद्रुम) is a mythological tree supposed to grant all desires, according to the Śivapurāṇa-māhātmya 1.26-27.—“there is no doubt in this that, listening to the Purāṇa and reciting the names of Śiva is as efficacious as the Kalpa tree (kalpadruma) in yielding one’s desires. For the benefit of the evil-minded persons of the Kali age, bereft of virtuous conduct, Lord Śiva has produced the nectar in the form of Śivapurāṇa”.

Source: archive.org: Siva Purana - English Translation
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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.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Kalpadruma (कल्पद्रुम).—

1) one of the trees of heaven or Indra's praradise, fabled to fulfill all desires; आसीत्कल्पतरुच्छायामाश्रिता सुरभिः पथि (āsītkalpatarucchāyāmāśritā surabhiḥ pathi) R.1.75; 17.26; Ku.2.39;6.41.

2) a tree supposed to grant all desires; 'wish-yielding tree'; नाबुद्ध कल्पद्रुमतां विहाय जातं तमात्मन्यसिपत्रवृक्षम् (nābuddha kalpadrumatāṃ vihāya jātaṃ tamātmanyasipatravṛkṣam) R.14.48; मृषा न चक्रेऽ- ल्पितकल्पपादपः (mṛṣā na cakre'- lpitakalpapādapaḥ) N.1.15.

3) any productive or bountiful source; निगमकल्पतरोर्गलितं फलम् (nigamakalpatarorgalitaṃ phalam) Bhāg.1.1.3.

4) (fig.) a very generous person; सकलार्थिसार्थकल्पद्रुमः (sakalārthisārthakalpadrumaḥ) Pt.1.

Derivable forms: kalpadrumaḥ (कल्पद्रुमः).

Kalpadruma is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms kalpa and druma (द्रुम). See also (synonyms): kalpataru, kalpapādapa, kalpavṛkṣa.

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kalpadruma (कल्पद्रुम).—m.

(-maḥ) A fabulous tree, one granting every thing desired. E. kalpa purpose, and druma a tree; also kalpadru, kalpavṛkṣa, &c.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English 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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